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Food business risk assessment

Last Modified May 14, 2019

'Safer Food, Better Business'

A risk assessment asks you to think logically about what might go wrong with the food that you make / sell and what you must do to ensure it is safe for your customers.

Why do a risk assessment?

  • it is legal requirement for all food businesses
  • if your business is taken to court you may be able to demonstrate that you exercised diligence through arrangements in place to prevent an offence being committed
  • it helps ensure food is safe for customers to eat


For more information visit Food Standards Agency.

Where to get help


 All food businesses must have a written Food Safety Management System.

The Food Standards Agency has developed a free pack called 'Safer Food, Better Business' (SFBB) to help you comply with the law.  Using this pack will save you having to come up with your own system.  

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