Safer food, better business supplement for residential care homes

Food Standards Agency

Safer food, better business supplement for residential care homes. This supplement is not intended for use in nursing homes. Nursing homes require other food safety procedures that are not covered by SFBB, for example a full infection control policy.

Please remember that the care homes supplement should be used together with the SFBB pack for caterers.

There are three specific food safety issues found in care homes that are covered in this supplement.

A safe method completion record for care homes is also included. This is for the additional safe methods  

Full guidance

View SFBB – Safer food, better business supplement for residential care homes as PDF (Opens in a new window) (635.26 KB)

Individual safe methods

View Extra care: protecting food as PDF (Opens in a new window) (176.67 KB)

View Mini-kitchens as PDF (Opens in a new window) (137.17 KB)

View Gift food as PDF (Opens in a new window) (213.37 KB)

Source: Safer food, better business supplement for residential care homes | Food Standards Agency

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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