If you and your staff work in food production, preparation or sale, it’s crucial that you are all aware of your responsibilities and adhere to best food safety and hygiene practices. This checklist will help you to evaluate whether your organisation is effectively working towards compliance with legislation and it can be used as a preparation tool for inspections.
In the UK, it’s legally required for organisations to ensure that their workers have up-to-date food hygiene knowledge, which can be demonstrated by taking an Online Food Safety & Hygiene Training courses on a regular basis.
At the very minimum, your staff should renew their food hygiene certificate every 3 years. However, it is highly advised that your food hygiene certificate is renewed yearly so that staff can be refreshed on the key aspects of food safety & hygiene that they may not remember in full detail, such as proper food handling and storage procedures.
Our checklist is broken down into 4 main sections:
- Your Premises (e.g. food properly protected from the risk of pest contamination)
- Your Practises and Procedures (e.g. all food is labelled correctly e.g. expiry dates, date coded)
- How your staff work (e.g. personal hygiene practises in place - all staff aware of them and do them)
- Implementing a Successful HACCP System (The 12 step process of HACCP)
Disclaimer - this checklist is not a definitive list and Health & Safety responsibilities/duties vary depending on the type and size of businesses. This checklist is to be used as guidance only. iHASCO assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents of this document.