Whether you’re running a food business, or looking to start up, you’ll know the law requires you to have a food safety management system in place. It’s the first thing that an EHO asks for when they inspect and rate your food business.

The Food Standards Agency has designed a simple system called “Safer Food, Better Business” for caterers. Now it’s available to you in an App called SFBB+. SFBB Plus is a digital way of keeping all your SFBB records, including your Daily Diary up to date - safe, secure and always available.

You can complete your entire SFBB on your smartphone, and update it as often as you need to, including those all important diary pages! The App will keep your SFBB in the correct order and manage your version control too. You can export and share it whenever you like, to anyone you like – including to your visiting Food Inspector.

For businesses that like the ability to complete records by hand, but simply want to be able to store the records digitally in one convenient place, you can purchase a special re-useable hard copy SFBB+ Diary pack from our shop.

Simply complete these pages for your business and scan them into the App by taking a picture of each completed page with your smartphone. The App will recognise the QR code on each page and store the completed pages.

What makes the SFBB+ Diary pack really smart is that if you use the special pen and cloth provided, you can wipe it clean and use all of the pages over and over. You will never run out of diary sheets again! All your SFBB+ Diary pages are reusable. 

You can use all or part of this pack entirely as you wish, mixing hand written/scanned and fully digital pages. The App will automatically file the pages into your completed SFBB in the correct place and in the correct date order.

You can also use the App to store your other hygiene records that you might want to keep safe – for example, pest control records, training certificates, temperature logs and delivery notes. Just scan these documents straight into the App using your phone’s camera and it will become a part of your digital records!

You can set up multiple people to upload records - Chef, Duty Manager and so on - at each premises, and you can add multiple businesses. The App also allows you to monitor the record keeping across all your sites to check they maintain compliance.

And the latest addition to SFBB+ isa digital temperature record page.

Simple, safe, secure and smart – SFBB+.

SFBB+ contains ©Crown copyright material from “Safer food, better business” Food Standards Agency, (2015, as ammended) used under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.