Safer food, better business teaching resources for colleges

Teaching resources specifically related to Safer food, better business (SFBB), intended to promote understanding of SFBB among catering students.

SFBB is an innovative and practical approach to food safety management for small catering and retail businesses. The FSA is keen to promote the SFBB packs to catering students through their training courses so that when they start work they will expect to see SFBB – or another food safety management system – in place.

These teaching resources were developed in partnership with Highfield.co.uk and Northampton Catering College, and should aid learning for students and assist lecturers in delivery of food safety theory and practice. You do not have to use the entire bank of resources, they can be adapted by colleges to meet individual learning needs and the delivery of various course programmes.

The materials include:

For the student:

For the lecturer/staff:

These resources can be used:

  • for specific SFBB training
  • as part of food safety training
  • integrated into practical sessions
  • as part of generic theory delivery for NVQs and VRQs
  • for cover lessons or as an extension activity

The training resource pack should complement the SFBB packs. SFBB materials can be downloaded from the FSA website.

Virtual learning environments

A virtual learning environment (VLE) is an excellent way to give students access to the different resources they need, such as individual safe methods, activities, quizzes etc. Many VLEs can also track use of resources or mark quizzes. Your college may have a VLE you can use. Or, alternatively, there are some systems available online that are free to use.

Reward schemes

Colleges could put in place a reward scheme related to the implementation of SFBB. Schemes can be developed to:

  • promote food safety compliance across all learning programmes
  • maintain a high profile for SFBB throughout the academic year
  • reward groups/teams of learners who comply with food safety standards
  • promote teamwork and group cohesion

Any reward scheme will be unique to each college and its learners. See the Northampton College case study below for an example of such a scheme.

Resource activities

Safe methods
SM1 – The Calamity Cafe PDF version Word version
SM2 – The journey PDF version Word version
SM3 – Cross-contamination PDF version Word version
SM4 – Cleaning schedule PDF version Word version
SM5 – Fridge cleaning checklist PDF version Word version
SM6 – Cooking checks PDF version Word version
SM7 – Temperature checks PDF version Word version
SM8 – Checking your menu PDF version Word version
SM9 – Kitchen cleaning audit PDF version Word version
SM10 – Brave new world PDF version Word version
SM11 – The head chef (part 1) PDF version Word version
SM12 – The head chef (part 2) PDF version Word version
SM13 – Preparing for a new job PDF version Word version
SM14 – Preparing an induction training programme PDF version Word version

Recording systems
REC1 – Opening and closing checklist PDF version Word version
REC2 – Diary writing PDF version Word version
REC3 – 4-weekly review PDF version Word version
REC4 – Preparing checklists PDF version Word version
REC5 – Auditing practice PDF version Word version

Handouts

Handouts
HO1 – Opening and closing checks (kitchen) PDF version Word version
HO2 – Opening and closing checks (stores) PDF version Word version
HO3 – Opening and closing checks (front-of-house areas) PDF version Word version
HO4 – SFBB diary PDF version Word version
HO5 – 4-weekly review PDF version Word version
HO6 – Internal quality audit PDF version Word version

Lesson plans

Lesson plans
Level 1 PDF version Word version
Level 2 PDF version Word version
Level 3, Lesson 1 PDF version Word version
Level 3, Lesson 2 PDF version Word version
Training checklist implementation PDF version Word version

Training resources

Training resources
Level 1 Training resource summary PDF version Word version
Level 2 Training resource summary PDF version Word version
Level 3 Training resource summary PDF version Word version
Safe methods training resource summary PDF version Word version

Presentations

Presentations
Level 1 PDF version PowerPoint version
Level 2 PDF version PowerPoint version
Level 3, Lessons 1 and 2 PDF version PowerPoint version
Lecturers and support staff PDF version PowerPoint version

Tracking audit

Tracking audit
Internal quality audit PDF version Word version
Auditing brief PDF version Word version
Training matrix PDF version Word version

Case study

Case study
Northampton Catering College case study PDF version Word version