Food Safety Management Plans

Are you aware that as a business which has a commercial kitchen you are required to implement a Food Safety Management System?

Different states have their own local legislation such as Queensland Government Food Act 2006. This legislation states that from 1st July 2008 food businesses in Queensland were legally required to nominate a Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) www.legislation.qld.gov.au.

More information can be obtained from the National Food Safety Management Council - www.foodsafety.asn.au.

To assist in the preparation of correct documentation for Food Safety Management the AS/ ISO 22000:2005 management Systems requirements for any organisation in the food chain is referenced. We can develop a Food Safety Management Plan tailored to your business.

What is a Food safety management plan?

The ISO 22000: 2005 standard is an international standard which sets down guidelines that all businesses with commercial kitchens must implement.

General requirements of a Food Safety Management plan (ISO 22000:2005) are:

  • The company must establish
  • Document
  • Implement and maintain an effective food safety management system
  • Update it when necessary in accordance with requirements of the standard.

What does the food Safety Management Plan consist of?

  • Food Safety Policy;
  • Conforms with both statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • Communication and consultation;
  • Competence, awareness and training;
  • Continuous improvement;
  • Corrective action;
  • Critical Limits;
  • Customer feedback;
  • Emergency Preparedness;
  • Monitoring;
  • Prerequisite programme;
  • Procedures and checklists;
  • Processes for communication, implementation and maintenance of the plan;
  • Purchasing;
  • Qualifications and Responsibilities;
  • Recording and monitoring;
  • Resource management; and
  • Risk Management process.

The Food safety Management Plan sets out a systematic approach which gives evidence that each process has been implemented utilising the risk management process. The plan enables you to provide evidence and comply with legislation that you provide a compliant and professional service.

We at A1 Safety Matters endeavour to provide excellent customer service and superior products to encompass your total safety management.

Please give us a call to discuss your options.