On the 4th of June, the Food Standards Agency launched National Food Safety Week, celebrating the work of FSA staff and countless others across the food supply chain working hard to ensure safe food for UK consumers.
Jason Feeney, Chief Executive Officer of the Food Standards Agency said: “The UK has globally respected food standards, and our food and drink is rightly regarded as some of the safest in the world. More than one billion food products are sold every week.
“It’s the responsibility of every food business – from abattoirs to corner shops, Michelin-starred restaurants to your favourite take-away – to comply with food regulations. This week we want to recognise the behind-the-scenes people throughout the food chain who work hard every day of the year to make sure businesses follow the rules and our food standards remain high.”
At CFS, we work hard to promote safe and hygienic practices for businesses within the food industry and specialise in assisting small, growing businesses to meet guidelines set out by the FSA. Local authorities are responsible for inspecting the food safety systems in over 600,000 food businesses across the UK, awarding hygiene ratings under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. As consumers are becoming more aware of the food hygiene standards of the businesses they buy from, a good food hygiene rating is increasingly important for businesses to stay competitive. Our team can assist business from across the food industry, to ensure they are meeting the achieve a top rating under the FHRS.
An increasing number of retailers and wholesalers are looking for suppliers to obtain a food safety standard such as BRC or SALSA. No matter where your business lies within the food supply chain, we can help you build a quality management system to ensure your processes comply with food safety guidelines. Our team can assist food manufacturers, storage and distribution businesses, packaging manufacturers, as well as agents and brokers with their food safety compliance.
To find out how you can improve food safety systems within your business, submit an enquiry below or talk to an expert on 08450 267 745.