Food Safety Audit
Improve your food hygiene rating
Food Safety Audits

Prepare your business for EHO visits with Food Hygiene Audits.

• Validate the efficiency of your food safety systems with regular audits.
• Improve your chance of a 5 star Food Hygiene Rating and provide evidence of external auditing to demonstrate due diligence to local authorities.
• Give yourself the peace of mind that your operation is compliant with food hygiene regulation and third-party standards.


CFS Food Safety Auditing

Food Hygiene Audits can provide businesses with invaluable insight into the efficiency of their food safety systems, prior to inspections from local authorities or third-party auditors. Regular food safety audits demonstrate due diligence and a commitment to improving safety and quality within your business. The presence of a positive food safety culture is of growing importance for businesses, and regular food hygiene audits presents a positive attitude to maintaining a quality operation.

A typical food hygiene audit will require extensive knowledge of a wide range of food safety processes. Our team of Food Safety experts conduct audits and inspections of a wide range of food establishments across the supply chain, such as restaurants, hotels, cafes, bakeries and many more. Whether your expecting an EHO visit, or would like a pre-audit against the requirements of a third party standard such as BRC, our consultants can help you gain peace of mind for food safety compliance.

For businesses looking to improve their Food Hygiene Rating, audits can make all the difference in increasing your hopes of a 5 star Food Hygiene rating. External audits can expose any areas of weakness that could cause you to miss out on a 5-star rating.

With all our offerings, we look to provide our clients with a service that gets the job done quickly and efficiently, allowing our clients to focus on the day to day duties. Our approach to food hygiene audits is to provide our clients with a bespoke service tailored to their needs to prevent any unnecessary expense on time or costs.

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Food Safety Audit Types
First Party Audit

An internal audit of your operation.

Second Party Audit

When a company looks to audit another company, such as a supplier.

Third Party Audit

An audit carried out on behalf of an other organisation or scheme, such as BRC.


Our auditors can conduct a pre-audit to assess the level of compliance before an audit is performed.

Businesses will often request a pre-audit from us in the weeks running up to a third party audit for certifications such as SALSA or BRC. This offers our clients valuable insight into their levels of compliance with that standard, as well as highlighting any areas that need to be improved on before the third-party audit. This process reduces the number of non-conformities and improves pass rates.

For businesses that are subject to unscheduled third-party audits, regular audits can provide invaluable insight into the efficiency of existing food safety systems and ensure they meet the necessary requirements before an unscheduled visit.

For advice on how your business can benefit from food safety auditing, enter an enquiry below or contact us on 08450 267 745.

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    Woods FoodService

    "5* Service provided at all times. Highly recommended."


    "We required a third party audit of our catering service and a general Health & Safety audit of our cleaning delivery. CFS worked very closely with TCFM and generated a purpose built audit programme to suit specific issues that we were interested in."

    TC Facilities management
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    "We have used CFS to support us with our BRC Storage & Distribution accreditation for several years now. Their approach is always professional but at the same time straight forward and down to earth with an awareness and understanding of what is practical, achievable and compliant for our specific environment. I’ve always found working with them very easy as they are knowledgeable and informative, as well as being helpful and hands on if something needs to be done.
    Having successfully guided and supported us through several audits it was therefore a very easy decision to use CFS for their Health & Safety consultancy services too. Once again, the same approach and ethos is applied which is invaluable to small business such as ours.
    I’ve also used their online shop to buy both equipment and some e-learning courses. I couldn’t ask for a better service really!"

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    "We have been using CFS for the past year and have to say that we are very happy with the service that they have provided. CFS have helped us achieve our goal of becoming a BRC Storage and Distribution certificated business.

    Great support, simple and effective solutions, tailored to our needs. Very happy with the service CFS have provides to us and would highly recommend."

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    "CFS are a very professional, reliable and dedicated company. We are currently in the process of obtaining BRC and could not have got this far without the help, support and guidance from this company. Any queries we have are answered, any problems we have are resolved and we feel confident that CFS will help us achieve our end goal of BRC and provide us with excellent aftercare. Thank you for your fantastic help so far!"

    Kent Dairy
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    "We have used CFS for a number of years and find them to be extremely professional whilst also becoming almost like a member of our own staff.
    Our business is undoubtedly safer due to the top level of advice and service they provide."

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    Smith and Brock
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    "We’ve worked with the guys at CFS for many years now, both in large businesses and now in a small start-up. The CFS team are an extension of our full-time staff. They understand what’s possible and what isn’t and ensure that the solutions & proposals are tailored accordingly. We’ve just had our first audit and I’m pleased to say that we obtained an A with just one minor – which was a faulty temperature probe on the day of the audit.

    Matt ensured that the systems in place are suitable for our business and as such they are completed as part of our day to day operation. Forms and processes were drawn up from scratch. Their web based system makes it easy to see who needs a kick and what items are falling behind as the audit was looming."

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    Sheringhams Fine Foods
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    "Great professional service. Massively helpful with a lot of time for the customer. A fountain of knowledge for all things health and safety and food hygiene."

    Sheringhams Fine Foods
    First Choice
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    "CFS is an outstanding company, Rob and Matt make my life so much easier regarding BRC. They are always on hand to answer any questions I might have. Totally professional with a friendly response."

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    Premier Fruits Catering
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    "CFS provide a great service, always on hand to help with any issues. Great to work with, I would highly recommend!"

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    Covent Garden Supply
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    "Excellent advice and support, would definitely recommend."

    Covent Garden Supply
    County Supplies London
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    "100% recomend these guys, nothing too small or too big a problem its resolved would never look for a replacement company - they have become part of our team at CSL."

    County Supplies London
    Oui Chef
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    "Great service. Would strongly recomend to anyone looking to achieve BRC Storage and Distribution certification."

    Oui Chef
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