Safer food, better business for caterers

This food safety management pack helps restaurants, cafés, takeaways and other small catering businesses comply with food hygiene regulations. The new-look version of the pack (published November 2015) includes new advice and is easier to use. Your business can keep and complete records on a computer, or print them out for filling in.

Download the pack

You can read about how how to use the pack and:

  • download the full pack
  • or use the print-friendly version of the pack – just choose, download and print the sections that you need, using the links further down this page

Using the diary

There are two options. You can keep diary electronically – just download the diary pages onto your computer desktop, fill them in, name them for the appropriate month and year and store them electronically. Or, you can print out the diary refill and fill it in.

You should store all your completed diary pages safely – electronically or on paper – until your next visit from a local authority food safety officer. They may want to look at your diary pages. During the visit, check with the officer how long they want you to keep your diary pages.

How the pack will help you

This practical and easy to use 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 pack has been developed by the FSA, working with catering businesses.

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