Safer Food Better Business

It is a legal requirement that all food businesses have a documented food safety management system. It 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 lower food hygiene rating.

Safer Food, Better Business (SFBB) is a free resource published and updated by the Food Standards Agency. By working through the document, and completing the relevant sections, a food business should have a robust food hygiene management system.

It is not a legal requirement to have a completed SFBB pack if the business has a system in place that achieves the same ends.

Where can I get a Safer Food Better Business pack from?

The Safer Food Better Business packs are free from the Food Standards Agency website (external link).

Printed copies are available for a charge. This consists of a Catering Pack plus one month's supply of diary sheets and a four-weekly review sheet. You can also request one month's diary sheets including one four-weekly review page.

The pack is available in English; for Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Sri Lankan catering; for Chinese catering in English and in Chinese characters.  Please tell us which pack you require.

All charges contain VAT.

Pack Fee 

  • By post - £19.00 
  • To collect - £17.00 

Diary Sheets Fee 

  • By post - £10.00 
  • To Collect - £8.00 

Please note: Payment can no longer be made at the Council Offices. Please ensure that you order and pay for the pack on-line both for collection or delivery.

Collection is from the Council Offices, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely CB7 4EE.

Voluntary and/or charity food business operators operating within East Cambridgeshire District: No charge (Note: you may be asked for proof of voluntary or charity status).