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.
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.