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Safer Food Better Business

It is a legal requirement that all food businesses have a documented food safety management system which should be kept up to date and be available for officers to inspect during inspections. Failure to have a documented food safety management system will result in a low food hygiene rating. To assist food businesses the Food Standards Agency have devised a free document called Safer Food Better Business.

There are a number of Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) packs available that are designed to meet the specific needs of different food businesses:

  • small catering businesses
  • small retail businesses
  • restaurants and takeaways serving Chinese or Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan cuisines
  • childminders
  • care homes supplement, designed for use with the caterer's pack

Get a Safer Food Better Business Pack

Packs are available for you to download free of charge.

Download a Safer Food Better Business Pack

The online guide, which is available in 16 different languages, will help food businesses implement SFBB and train staff on SFBB. The guide can be viewed online at

Need more diary sheets?

You can download more diary record sheets whenever you require them.

pdf icon Download more diary sheets for your Safer Food Better Business Pack [456kb]

Need Help?

If you require any assistance completing the pack, please contact the food safety team on 0300 303 8588.