Safer Food Better Business For Caterers Pack

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In this blog we will be looking at the Food Standards Agency, Safer Food Better Business For Caterers folder section by section,

A Key Part Of Your Food Hygiene Rating inspection

This pack helps you stay within the Food Safety & Hygiene Regulations and is a key part of your ongoing food hygiene inspections and will form a large part of your rating score, it is imperative the folder is updated on a daily basis. Your Environmental Health Officer will expect to see the management and diary sections filled out. Not having a Safer Food Better Business For Caterers pack in your food outlet will have a negative effect on your Food Hygiene Rating score.

This is why Area Pest Control will supply you with a complete folder on your first visit if you do not have one to offer you ongoing support all of our technicians carry spare dairy sheets to ensure you never run out.

This is how committed we are in helping you to achieve and maintain a 5 Star Food Rating

Cross-Contamination is regarded to be one of the most common causes of food poisoning

Cross-Contamination happens when harmful bacteria are spread from one surface to another which is then used for food preparation, pests play a large part in the spread of bacteria Rats and Mice are known to spread more than 35 diseases, with Cockroaches being implicated in the spread of 33 kinds of bacteria E. coli and Salmonella being the most common. Flies and flying insects pose a large risk for cross-contamination as they are able to fly back and forth from outside bin storage areas, rubbish and animal faeces through open un-screened windows and doors.

Having a Pest Control service agreement in place with the correct Integrated Pest Management IPM is key to preventing pest from entering the front and back of house areas.

Cleaning Effective cleaning is essential to rid harmful bacteria and allergens stopping them spreading to food

This section explains handwashing, effective cleaning, how to clean and clear as you go and will guide you on developing a cleaning schedule.

  • Handwashing
  • When To Wash Your Hands
  • Cleaning Effectively
  • Clear & Clean As You Go
  • Your Cleaning Schedule

Chilling Of Food helps to stop harmful bacteria from growing

This section explains about storing and displaying chilled food, chilling down food once cooked as well as freezing and defrosting.

  • Chilled Storage
  • Displaying Chilled Food
  • Chilling Down Hot Food
  • Defrosting
  • Freezing

Cooking to kill any harmful bacteria it is essential to cook food properly

This section provides guidance on cooking safely, foods that need extra care when cooking, reheating, keeping food hot and ready-to-eat foods.

  • Cooking Safely
  • Foods That Need Extra Care
  • Reheating
  • Checking Your Menu
  • Hot Holding
  • Ready-To-Eat-Food
  • Acrylamide

Management Managing your business effectively is vital for food safety

This section looks at different management issues, opening and closing checks, suppliers and contractors, stock control, training and the supervising of staff.

  • Opening & Closing Checks
  • Extra Checks
  • Food Allergen Information
  • Training & Supervision
  • Customers
  • Suppliers & Contractors
  • Stock Control
  • Product Withdrawal & Recall
  • Safe Method Completion Record

Diary is specially designed to help you run your business effectively

This section is a part of the pack that requires your input and fulfills part of the Food Safety & Hygiene Regulations.

  • Week-To-Week Diary Pages
  • Opening & Closing Checks
  • 4-Weekly-Reviews
  • Staff Training Record
  • Suppliers
  • Cleaning Schedule

Contact Area Pest Control today for advice, service and a solution to your pest problem.

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Why Area Pest Control?

As a pest control service provider, we offer bespoke, planned and contracted pest control solutions.

Efficient and effective pest control service with a fast and reliable response from trained specialists.

Trained Specialists

All our pest controllers are BPCA certified and trained to resolve your pest issues safely, quickly and discreetly.


Fast & Efficient

Choose us for a professional, courteous and efficient service and to provide you with advice on prevention and control of pests.

Effective Solutions

Innovative and bespoke solutions that resolve your pest problems quickly and effectively.


Customer Satisfaction

We aim to ensure that every one of our customers is totally happy with the service received. 

We are proud of our Awards & Accreditations


We offer rapid & effective pest control,
you won’t need to call us back.


How quickly will you respond to my problem and how soon can it be treated?

It is our priority to take emergency pest control calls as they come in. We endeavour to speak to you and reply to emails on the same day during our working hours.

Treatment response times can vary depending on the pest, this can often be the same day, whatever the pest problem we are here and ready to help. Call us now.

What does a visit to my premises involve?

Our pest control technician will first survey your premises in an attempt to ascertain pest entry points and the best location to start the treatment,

they will talk you through the process answering any questions you may have.

On completion of the visit, the technician will advise you on preventative measures and recommend proofing works to help prevent a recurrence where possible.

What pests do you treat?

We treat a wide variety of pests from rodents to insects to birds, the more common pests we incur daily are Rats, Mice, Pigeons, Bed bugs and Cockroaches.

Seasonal pests include Squirrels, Glis glis (Edible dormouse) Starlings, Wasps, Cluster Flies, Moths, Spiders, Carpet beetle, Ants and Fleas, this is not an exhaustive list so please call to discuss any pest concerns you have.

We also have a specialist pest control team for removing pests from under solar panels and prevent them from re-entering.

This includes removing Birds, Pigeons, Jackdaws and Squirrels that are nesting under solar panels.

How much are your services?

 The costs vary from pest to pest and location, to give some examples:

Wasp treatments from *£49.99

Rat and Mouse treatments from *£50.00

Ant treatment from *£60.00

For more information on our service and costs call now. 

*All prices are per visit and plus VAT

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