food safety programs

what's a food safety program?

A food safety program (FSP) is a document prepared by a business outlining control measures and procedures that its operation has put in place to reduce, or eliminate, significant food safety hazards (e.g. biological, physical, chemical) associated with a product that is produced or sold. 

A FSP provides a means to demonstrate compliance with a scheme.

developing a food safety program 

A food safety program identifies food safety risks, and lists procedures a business will use to control those identified risks that may arise in the day-to-day operation of business.

If you are required to develop a food safety program it must describe the food production activities your business carries out, identify risks, and show how you manage the risks. 

Use the fact sheet tips for a successful food safety program [PDF] 43Kb  to help you identify what you need to include in your food safety program.