Food safety management system

More about Safer Food Better Business

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) developed Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) to help businesses comply with this legal requirement.

SFBB is a simple fact sheet system that shows how to ensure that potential hazards in a food business can be safely controlled, namely those to do with:

  • Cross-contamination
  • Cleaning
  • Chilling
  • Cooking and preparation

It can be downloaded free of charge from the Food Standards Agency.

How can it help?

SFBB is used by thousands of food businesses in the UK; it’s designed to be practical and easy to use and will help you to:

  • Comply with food regulations
  • Improve your food hygiene rating score
  • Show what to do to make food safely
  • Train staff
  • Protect your business's reputation
  • Improve your business (by wasting less food, for example)

Training videos

In conjunction with SFBB a number of training videos are available.

These are also available to download in 16 languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Kurdish
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh

Find out more

See examples below of diary sheets and four-weekly reviews:

SFBB has been tailored specifically for small caterers and retailers. Manufacturers and other food businesses will find it more appropriate to adopt a different type of documented food safety system known as HACCP.