National Craft Butchers Launches New Food Hygiene Management System
After launching our award-winning coordinated partnership with Horsham district council in 2013, NCB’s Assured advice has become a key part of butcher’s shops throughout the country.
We have now launched a specific food safety management system for Butchers. As the only comprehensive advice designed specifically for butchers it provides key clarity on all aspects of food safety within their businesses.
Developed with NCB’s primary authority partners Horsham District Council, and member advice service Safer Food Scores, this is intended as a one-stop reference guide for butchers and their teams, providing the guidance to ensure that both compliance and best practice standards can be achieved in all areas of retail butchery.
Richard Stevenson, NCB Technical Manager, said: “This is essential information for Butchers throughout England, providing all the information you need to ensure that your business is legally complaint. It offers protection on areas of your trade that EHO’s may be less experienced in and will help you train your team. Since NCB formed one of the country’s first coordinated partnership’s we have been at the forefront of improving relationships between Butchers & their EHO’s whilst ensuring our members continue to meet high standards throughout legislative changes.”
John Mettrick MB. Inst.M, NCB Legislation Director, said – “NCB’s assured advice fits perfectly into our existing food management system and provides clarity on new legislation. We’re confident the new food safety management system will be a great addition. Primary Authority really is an essential benefit for craft butchers.”
National Craft Butchers have also announced that they are expanding their assured advice with Health and Safety and Trading Standards assured advice soon joining the Food hygiene advice. The Health and Safety Assured advice is currently being developed and will be launched in early summer. NCB have also formed a co-ordinated partnership for Trading Standards with East Sussex Council and work will soon start on assured advice that will cover all areas of Labelling plus weights and measures.
If you are a NCB member and would like to protect your business by upgrading your membership to include Primary Authority it’s easy to do. Simply call us on 01892 541412 and this can be arranged over the phone. Alternatively, if you area full member, then complete the form and we can get you registered.
Any non-members wanting to know more about Primary Authority can call Head Office on the number above, where a member of the team will be happy to advise, or visit Memberships – National Craft Butchers to find out more.