Craft Bakers Association launch primary authority assured food safety management system
Safer Food Scores client, the Craft Bakers Association (CBA), has launched a food safety management system to help their members comply with food safety laws. The manual was developed in association with Safer Food Scores and assured by Horsham District Council who are the trade association’s primary authority. It’s free for members and can be downloaded from the health and safety pages of the CBA website.
Safer Food Scores has worked with the Craft Bakers Association for the past eight years providing their members with advice on food safety, trading standards and health and safety matters as part of their annual membership fee. Webinars in conjunction with IOSH and the Federation of Bakers took place earlier this year with Safer Food Scores, Melissa Thompson presenting on how artisan bakers are managing to reduce flour dust and occupational asthma in the baking industry.
Manuals covering trading standards matters and health and safety were also developed by Safer Food Scores last year and regional workshops took place to disseminate the information.
All the management systems are primary authority assured to ensure consistent enforcement throughout the country. This means that before asking members to take action, council officers must give the assured advice due consideration. If enforcers want members to do something differently, they must first liaise with Horsham District Council.
Safer Food Scores can assist clients to set up primary authority partnerships with their chosen council. Alternatively, compliance contract clients can opt in to the primary authority partnership that Safer Food Scores has with Milton Keynes Council.