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July 22, 2020

Part 7 - The Diary Section

This is a very important part of the Safer Food Better Business pack.  It has all the documents you need to use to record all the really crucial stuff.

The information you write down will assist you with “due diligence” helping you prove what y...

July 15, 2020

"Managing your business effectively is vital for food safety” SFBB

The Management section of the Safer Food Better Business pack (SFBB) is all about how Food Business Owner manages food safety.  There are 3 criteria that the EHO assess your business on, hygiene, structu...

July 8, 2020

Part 5 – The High 5 Top Tips for Cooking Safely

“It is essential to cook food properly to kill any harmful bacteria…” SFBB

How do you know if food is cooked properly and thoroughly? 

What do you remember of your food safety training? Do you check and record the temperatur...

July 1, 2020

Part 4 Chilling – 5 Cool Rules 

“Chilling food properly helps to stop harmful bacteria from growing” SFBB pack

I know every time that I go into a kitchen there will be food left out for some reason. Sandwiches, prepared salads, pots of sauces or even hot food being coole...

June 24, 2020

Part 3  Cleaning – 3 Key Points

“Effective cleaning is essential to get rid of harmful bacteria, viruses and allergens to stop them spreading to food”

I know from my long experience in catering that many chefs and cooks really don’t like washing up or cleaning, especiall...

June 10, 2020

Part 2 – Cross-contamination

Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) paperwork – is a bit of a drag, right? Okay, so it’s not the most exciting of jobs, but trust me it’s important. I urge you to take as much pride in the care and attention that you pay these records as you h...

June 4, 2020

How to complete your SFBB

In the first in this series, I will help you to complete your Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) to achieve a 5* food hygiene rating.

The SFBB is your food business’ documented Food Safety Management System based on the principles of HACCPs (Haza...

May 27, 2020

5 Common Reasons For A Bad Food Hygiene Rating

When the Environmental Food Officer (EHO) visits your food business premises to undertake an inspection, there are three areas that they will check

  1. Poorly kept, incomplete or no documented food safety management system

  2. ...

May 20, 2020

Understanding the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

The FHRS started in November 2010.  It is essential for food business everywhere and helps your customers know the best places to eat out or shop for food by giving them clear information about your business’ hygiene standard...

May 13, 2020

Case Study – A Care Home in Andover, Hampshire

Cibus’ Jennifer North explains in her own words how she was able to turnaround a care home’s food hygiene rating from 1 Star to 5 Star within 12 weeks. By applying Jennifer's 30 years industry experience and a structured ap...

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