Advice line: 1890 33 66 77

Safe Catering Pack


How to purchase the pack?

The pack costs €60 (this covers the cost of the workbook, pen, a set of nine record books and the DVD), plus €10 postage and packaging. The pack can be ordered online by clicking on the buttons below.

The pack can also be purchased by cheque, postal order, bank draft or credit/debit card. Cheques, postal orders and bank drafts (for a total cost of €70 - pack plus postage) should be sent, with your address and a contact telephone number, to:

Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Information Centre
Abbey Court
Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1

Alternatively, the advice line staff can take your credit/debit card details over the phone at 1890 33 66 77. Our advice line operates from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

A User Friendly Approach to HACCP

What is the Safe Catering Pack?

The Safe Catering Pack is a tool to help caterers develop a system to manage food safety and comply with the food hygiene regulations. It presents options for businesses to choose how they are going to do this.

Safe Catering PackThe pack has been developed with help and expertise from the food industry and environmental health officers. It is based on the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point). HACCP is a process that helps you look at how you handle food and introduce procedures to make sure the food you produce is safe to eat.

Safe Catering Pack launch 

Pictured at the launch of the Safe Catering Pack are (l-r): Dr Lisa O’Connor, Senior Technical Executive, FSAI; and Sharon Williams, Training Executive, FSAI 

Who is the pack for?

The pack was designed for catering businesses but it may also be used by retailers who have a catering function within their business. It is ideal for businesses that have not yet developed their own food safety management system but may also be used by businesses to improve existing systems.

What does the pack contain?

The pack consists of:

  • a workbook and pen (the workbook presents options for businesses to choose how they are going manage food safety)
  • a set of nine record books, (e.g. records on temperature monitoring, training, fitness to work and a hygiene inspection checklist) and
  • a DVD which explains how to use the workbook and record books.

The workbook is essentially a business's ‘Food safety management plan’ that is literally their ‘plan’ or ‘road map’ as to how they are going to manage food safety for their business. The DVD guides and assists businesses throughout the various elements of the workbook in a motivational and informative manner. Once the workbook is complete businesses manage food safety on a daily basis by using the food safety record books which allows them check that food safety hazards are being controlled.

Extra copies of the records books may be purchased from FSAI, however, the master record sheets are available to download and are on on the DVD.

2012 update to the pack

The pack was updated to take onboard feedback received from regulatory and food business users. If you are using the original version of the pack, the main changes are outlined and available for you to download below. These include:

  • An extra step to allow businesses to control hazards during transport and delivery. This step is designed for businesses who are delivering products to outside catering operations or other retail/catering businesses. A new record (SC9) has been added to the pack to help with monitoring controls during this step
  • New guidance in the preparation and handling step on the use of complex equipment (e.g. vacuum packers, slicers and mixers) that can be very difficult to clean
  • Additional information on supplier and customer traceability requirements
  • Information on common food poisoning bacteria, including typical symptoms and common food sources
  • Minor edits to the current set of records . The most requested updated was the inclusion of a column to record the batch code for food deliveries. If you have the original pack you can now use these records.

The DVD has been updated to reflect these changes. 

Preview of the pack

You can watch the 3 minute promotional DVD here which explains the benefits and contents of the pack.  

 

How to purchase the pack?

The pack costs €60 (this covers the cost of the workbook, pen, a set of nine record books and the DVD), plus €10 postage and packaging, and can be purchased by cheque, postal order, bank draft or credit/debit card. Cheques, postal orders and bank drafts (for a total cost of €70 - pack plus postage) should be sent, with your address and a contact telephone number, to:

Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Information Centre
Abbey Court
Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1

Alternatively, the advice line staff can take your credit/debit card details over the phone at 1890 33 66 77. Our advice line operates from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Last reviewed: 12/12/2012

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