Comment by: HACCP checker
Focus area: Food manufacturing (small businesses)
Regulator concerned: Food Standards Agency (FSA)
The weighted inspection scheme does not work well.
Businesses expect to get an annual food hygiene inspection, and when this is moved to 18 months or 24 months, standards often fall, especially documentation of HACCP which tends to stop once SFBB pages run out or the FBO goes on holiday.
If we are to comply with our EC 852 mandated inspection requirements and the legal requirement to have a documentaed food safety system, we need to inspet lower risk (C and below ) premises annually.