Let us write your HACCP plan

HACCP plans and Food Safety Management documentation and policies - let us write yours!

If you run a food business, you must have a plan based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles. The HACCP plan helps you protect food from food safety hazards e.g. microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic contamination.

It has been a requirement for food businesses to put in place a HACCP system since 2006 in the UK.

HACCP plans must include information about hazards in your food safety hazards, when and where they can occur and steps you take to control hazards.

At Kitchen Tonic we have written HACCP plans for many food businesses. Our clients have included; Japanese sushi/sashimi restaurants, Italian restaurants, Department store restaurants and traditional patisserie cafes, dark/ghost kitchens, burgers restaurants, Asian and Middle Eastern food businesses and more.

Our food safety team who consist of a Food Safety Consultant and a current local authority EHO. Together they have over 25 yrs of experience working in the food industry from writing HACCP plans, to teaching Food Hygiene and HACCP courses. Our Food Safety consultant worked in the NHS after graduating and then went on to work with Ecolab as a field operator, carrying out food safety audits globally before setting up a food safety consultancy business. 

Case study

In 2023, we wrote a bespoke HACCP plan for a Sushi and Sashimi restaurant and takeaway in London. This business contacted us, as they had to accept a voluntary closure notice issued by the council. They had to stop selling food immediately, including on 3rd party delivery websites and were given a Food Hygiene Rating of 0. 

The voluntary closure notice was issued, as they had no documented evidence that showed they had identified the hazards and controls for preparing and selling sashimi and sushi rice. It was also issued for poor personal hygiene, lack of cleaning, lack of maintenance, lack of training, poor stock control and labelling. Although they were using Safer Food Better Business, it was not being implemented and was not suitable for sushi and sashimi production. 

Kitchen Tonic worked quickly with this company. We developed a bespoke HACCP and Food Safety Management System. We conducted food safety audits, to point out areas that needed improvement. Staff were trained, the kitchen was deep cleaned and everything was given a dedicated storage area. After everything was implemented, the company then applied for a reinspection. Within 4 months, this company was awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 on their reinspection. 

This case, highlights our experience and the sushi companies hard work to drive up and attain excellent levels of food hygiene in such a short time period. 

Case study 2023

We were contacted by a middle eastern restaurant in Ealing London. They had been given a Food Hygiene Rating of 1. They had been marked down for a unhygienic premises, lack of allergen information, lack of training, poor stock control and labelling, poor maintenance and lack of monitoring procedures. 

We worked quickly with the company, implementing an updated Safer Food Better Business pack, developing monitoring forms and updated their allergen information. Staff received training in food hygiene, the kitchen was deep cleaned, a stock control and labelling system was implemented and the company reduced the amount of different brand chemicals they were using. 

The business then applied for a reinspection and the same EHO awarded them a Food Hygiene Rating of 5. All of this was achieved within 5 months. Furthermore, the restaurant was then awarded a food hygiene trophy from Ealing Council for being the most improved business within the borough. 

Case study

In Feb 2016 we worked with a patisserie atelier and produced their HACCP and Food Safety Management documentation and records, to help get their products into a well known department store in central London. Which was achieved in Spring 2016. Since then the patisserie atelier has gone on to open up several other units in central London. 

Contact us today to discuss your requirements.  We can prepare HACCP plans for most food businesses including caterers and micro manufacturers. 

Bespoke HACCP plans cost £2000 for small artisan businesses. This is suitable for businesses who a producing jams, chutneys, coffee, energy bars, beverages and more. 

Sushi and Sashimi HACCP plans £2000. This comes with 12 months worth of monitoring forms (temperature records etc.) plus your general food safety policies and procedures. 

Generic food safety policies with a basic HACCP plan £1000. This is a folder with policies relating to food safety and a HACCP plan. The folder will have your company logo. 

Purchase the Food Standards Agency pack Safer Food Better Business with one year diary and 10 allergy matrix sheets for £40 including postage and packaging. If you would like help implementing the pack and regular audits cost is £350 per month. 

Or, if you would like to learn how to write your own, why not attend one of our HACCP training courses. Level 3 HACCP courses are aimed at supervisors, managers and food business operators. Level 2 HACCP courses are aimed at those who prepare and cook food. One to one training available.