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Safer food, better business (SFBB) is an innovative and practical approach to food safety management. It helps small businesses with food safety management procedures and food hygiene regulations.

*Please note SFBB packs have been revised in 2016 SFBB for Caterers - Retailers - Care Homes.

SFBB Packs and Training

There are a number of SFBB packs available that are designed to meet the specific needs of different food businesses:

  • small catering businesses
  • small retail businesses
  • restaurants and takeaways serving Chinese or Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi andSri Lankan cuisines
  • care homes supplement, designed for use with the caterer's pack

The factsheet 'Working with food? What you need to know before you start' provides an introduction to food hygiene.

The online guide, available in 16 different languages, will help food businesses implement SFBB and train staff on SFBB. The guide can be viewed online at  SFBB TRAINING.

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Safer food, better business for caterers

This food safety management pack has been developed to help small catering businesses such as restaurants, cafés and takeaways comply with food hygiene regulations.

This pack has been developed by the Food Standards Agency, working with catering businesses, to be practical and easy to use. Using this pack will help you to:

  • comply with food hygiene regulations
  • show what you do to make food safely
  • train staff
  • protect your business's reputation
  • improve your business, such as by wasting less food.
     

Safer food, better business for retailers

This food safety management pack has been developed to help retail businesses across the UK comply with food hygiene regulations.

This pack is for small retail businesses that sell food, including any food that needs to be kept cold to keep it safe, such as milk. These include small convenience stores, 'corner shops' and confectioners, tobacconists and newsagents.

Safer food, better business for different cuisines

Safer food, better business has been adapted for small catering businesses such as restaurants and takeaways that serve either Chinese cuisine or Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan cuisines

Both packs are based on Safer food, better business for caterers, but the safe methods in the Cooking section have been adapted for the appropriate cuisines. The 'Your cleaning schedule' safe method and the 'Safe method completion record' are also different in both. On this page, you can download just those safe methods that are different to SFBB for caterers.

Please remember that both the Indian and Chinese packs on this page should be used together with the SFBB for caterers pack which you can find via the link below.

. The online guide, available in 16 different languages, will help food businesses implement SFBB and train staff on SFBB. The guide can be viewed online at SFBB TRAINING.

Safer food, better business in other languages

Safer food, better business for Chinese cuisine is available in Cantonese.

No matter which format you choose to use, you should store all your completed diary pages safely until your next visit from a local authority enforcement officer. He or she may want to look at your diary pages. During the visit, check with the enforcement officer how long he or she wants you to keep your diary pages.

This pack has been developed by the Food Standards Agency, working with catering businesses, to be practical and easy to use. Using this pack will help you to:

  • comply with food hygiene regulations
  • show what you do to make food safely
  • train staff
  • protect your business's reputation
  • improve your business, such as by wasting less food
     

The online guide, available in 16 different languages, will help food businesses implement SFBB and train staff on SFBB. The guide can be viewed online at SFBB TRAINING.

Safer food, better business for residential care homes

A Safer food, better business (SFBB) supplement has been produced to help caterers and staff working in small residential care homes prepare and cook safer food for their residents. The supplement is not intended for use in nursing homes, because there may be other food safety procedures that need to be applied, which are not covered by SFBB, for example a full infection control policy.

Please remember that the care homes supplement should be used together with the SFBB for caterers pack . The supplement does not provide a food safety management system by itself, but has three additional safe methods that cover specific food safety issues found in care homes:

  • extra care: protecting food
  • gift food
  • mini-kitchens

There is also a safe method completion record for care homes that includes the additional safe methods.

Listeria: Keeping food safe Read the factsheet about minimising the risk of developing an illness from listeria