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Food safety services, food hygiene for businesses, HACCP principles, food safety management systems. We help with food safety audits, food safety training

Food Safety Services 

Cost-effective food safety services from Sentient will help to solve your regulation difficulties. All restaurants, caterers and businesses selling food to the final customer must comply with food safety rules and regulations. Our food safety services help clients with food safety audits, food safety management systems, and food safety training. Whatever branch of the food service business you happen to be in - catering, hospitality, manufacturing, retail or other - our food safety service expertise will help you comply with all the necessary standards and help to keep your business and your reputation safe.

Food safetyEstablishments in the UK are bound by the Food Hygiene Regulation (EC) 852/2004, which details all the rules and regulations regarding processing and handling of foods. Similar regulations apply to food manufacturers and food retailers. In England this Directive was affected through the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.  A business’ main food safety concerns are to make sure that they are not at the centre of a food poisoning scandal and to make sure they satisfy the demands of the local environmental health officer. Food safety services form Sentient help organisations do this.


Food Safety Services - Food Safety Audits

food safety imageOne of Sentients food safety services is to provide food safety audits to organisations. These provide objective advice and guidance to businesses before the customer, auditor or environmental health officer visits.  Following principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)  our food safety consultants have been providing 3rd part food auditing services to the food industry for over 20 years.

Plus we work with our clients just as much or as little as they would like. We may simply complete an audit pointing out areas that need improvement or we will act as liaison officers between our client, suppliers and Environmental Health Officers. All our food safety consultants are ex-environmental health officers themselves, so they are perfectly placed to advise on food safety requirements and provide that extra backup whenever an EHO inspection is expected.

Food Safety Services - Food Safety Management Systems 

Sentients’ food safety consultants provide expert advice on how to set up and administer a food safety management system based on HACCP principles. Our food safety advisors ensure you keep on top of all the paperwork with a carefully constructed workflow and documentation system that will help you to make sure:

1. You have the right written policies, documents and records on file.

2. Everything is routinely reviewed.

Our food safety consultants provide pragmatic advice that will help you identify the right level of documentation that is suitable for your business, then either produce it for you or help you to produce it and/or review what you already have in place.

Food Safety Services - Food Safety Training

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Sentient helps you stay at the forefront of food safety and hygiene knowledge by delivering a complete range of advanced, intermediate and basic food safety, hygiene and hazard analysis training courses. We offer 2 types of course, bespoke or accredited, plus we have a range of online food safety courses that cover Level 1 and Level 2 Food Safety in Retail, Catering and Manufacturing environments.

The benefit of bespoke training is that we devise it to meet your requirements exactly. Our food safety consultants work with clients to understand their training needs then construct a food safety training programme that produces maximum benefit by specifically addressing those needs.

Our classroom based accredited training is approved by CIEH and RSPH. The benefit of our food safety consultants delivering an accredited course is that the employer gains a recognised level of competence that can be checked by professional bodies. Such accredited food safety certifications show to employees, customers and other organisations that the employee/company has attained a recognised level of food safety competence.

Food Safety Services - what to expect  

The majority of our food safety service clients recognise the value of our ongoing support and take out a service agreement with us. However we do have a number of clients who engage with us on an ad hoc, project y project basis. Our service levels differ according to our clients’ individual needs - it’s just like having a specialist on the team, but only when you need them. However much or little you use us, it’s our objective to create a food safety workflow and documentation system which is right for you and so quick and easy to implement it will ‘disappear’ into your day to day working habits.

 Call us now on 03456 446006

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