"Business Overview Sample for Food Retail - Excel"
FOOD HYGIENE AND FOOD STANDARDS CATEGORIES OF INTERVENTION FSA Monitoring Category Definition of Intervention types included in Examples of intervention included in category category Inspections and audits Inspections are the examination of any aspect of Inspection of all aspects of a business' food safety feed, food, animal health and animal welfare in Inspection to risk rate a new food business or establishment which has order to verify that such aspect(s) comply with the not previously been rated legal requirements of feed and food law and animal A programmed inspection health and welfare rules (1) Inspection of specific aspects of a business' food safety Audits are the systematic and independent Partial inspection or audit of a large/complex establishment where the examination to determine whether activities and inspection will focus on a particular process or operational area related results comply with planned arrangements Partial inspection as part of a focussed food hygiene or food standards and whether these arrangements are implemented campaign effectively and are suitable to achieve objectives (1) Investigation of complaints about food or a food establishment which require inspection or audit of some aspect of the food business Food Hygiene or Food Standards inspections carried out as part of a targeted survey of food establishments. Verification and surveillance Verification is the checking, by examination and the Revisit to verify compliance with specific issue(s) identified at an earlier consideration of objective evidence, whether intervention, investigation of a complaint and/or serving of notices specified requirements have been fulfilled (1) Investigation at a food establishment in response to a food poisoning incident where it is necessary to verify key aspects of the food business operation Surveillance is the careful observation of one or Verification visit as part of a food incident/alert more food businesses, or food business operators or their activities (1) Information gathering visit if they include verification of information collected on site by an appropriately qualified officer. Monitoring means conducting a planned sequence Verification visits to confirm that the procedures for Safer Food Better of observations or Business (SFBB), or equivalent schemes, have been implemented. measurements with a view to obtaining an overview of the state of compliance with One-to-one follow-up inspections to verify compliance after feed or food law, animal health and animal welfare participation of food business in a training seminar or completion of a rules (1) business survey Food standards checks made with Head Offices by the Home Authority Surveillance of an establishment, e.g. checking whether a business is still trading, the undeclared purchase of food items for verification of compliance with food law, undeclared visits to verify hygienic practices outside normal daytime working hours Page 1 of 3 0de40151-44ed-4eff-9d38-2b055c3d0641.xls Last Printed: 12/3/2010 FSA Monitoring Category Definition of Intervention types included in Examples of intervention included in category category Inspections are the examination of any aspect of Investigation of complaints about food or a food establishment which feed, food, animal health and animal welfare in require verification, surveillance or monitoring of some aspect of the order to verify that such aspect(s) comply with the food business legal requirements of feed and food law and animal Visit to check the information supplied as part of an Alternative health and welfare rules (1) Enforcement Strategy. Surveillance to check compliance with the law. Page 2 of 3 0de40151-44ed-4eff-9d38-2b055c3d0641.xls Last Printed: 12/3/2010 FSA Monitoring Category Definition of Intervention types included in Examples of intervention included in category category Sampling visits Inspections are the examination of any aspect of Visits to take samples which are Visit solely to take a sample/samples to be analysed/examined at an feed, food, animal health and animal welfare in analysed/examined at an official laboratory official laboratory. NB if samples are taken during another sort of order to verify that such aspect(s) comply with the intervention e.g. an inspection, then the visit should be recorded as an legal requirements of feed and food law and animal inspection not a sampling visit. Visits to take samples as part of a health and welfare rules (1) national, regional or local sampling programme may be included in this category, as long as the samples are analysed/examined by an official laboratory. Advice and education Visit to provide education, advice and training to Visit to premises to give advice and/or training. businesses. Visit to give advice on Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) or equivalent schemes. Visit to give advice on planning applications/building control applications. Information/intelligence gathering Visits to confirm key information relating to the food Visit to take a sample/samples which will not be analysed/examined at establishment an official laboratory but which does provide information on some aspect of the food business. Visit by a regulator other than the food authority to gather intelligence/information on a food establishment e.g. as part of the Retail Enforcement Pilot. (1) - definition from article 2, EU regulation 882/2004 Page 3 of 3 0de40151-44ed-4eff-9d38-2b055c3d0641.xls Last Printed: 12/3/2010