HACCP & Food Auditing
The law holds the business owner responsible
Employers have a legal obligation to comply with the stringent rules of the Food Safety Act 1990 and all other Food Hygiene Regulations and it is these systems that are fundamental to a "due diligence" defence. Failure to comply with these regulations can carry heavy penalties for catering companies in the way of fines, poor staff morale, loss of business and a bad reputation and possibly evenimprisonment.
Current Guernsey Food Hygiene regulations can be found by following this link.
Current Star rating of Guernsey Food Businesses can be found by following this link
What this means to you
You must implement and maintain ‘food safety management procedures’ based on the principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). HACCP focuses on identifying the critical points in a process where food safety problems, or hazards could arise and put steps in place to prevent things from going wrong.
You must also:
keep these in place permanently
keep up-to-date food safety documents and records relating to your procedures
review your food safety procedures if you change what you produce or how you work
You could risk more than just your business!
If you fail to meet your legal obligations not only could you lose your business, and risk imprisonment, you could also be responsible for someone’s death.
You can prevent of all this by ensuring you and your staff have received food safety training. There are a number of different ways that Guernsey Food Hygiene Services can help you meet your obligations and give you peace of mind that you are doing everything you need to do:
Independent evaluation and auditing of Food Businesses, to ensure compliance with legislation.
HACCP development for small and large food businesses.
Training accredited and non-accredited food training courses.
Proven track record of increasing Guernsey star rating for local Food businesses.