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FSAA Award

About the Association

The Food Safety Professionals Association was set up in 2007 with the intention of bringing together the best independent food safety/hygiene professionals operating on the island of Ireland in an attempt to nurture and improve the standards of food safety advice and training available to the Hospitality, Catering, retail and Industrial sectors in Ireland...Read more ›

Audit Criteria

  • Registered or notified to the relevant Regulatory Authorities.
  • In compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Following guidelines in Irish Standards or applicable standard.
  • Operating a documented HACCP / Food Safety Management System.

Testimonials

“The professional manner in which the FSPA conduct the food safety assurance audit provides detail and valuable information for the business to build on & grow”   Liz Byrne  Catering Manager National Maternity Hospital

Helping the business build and grow

National Maternity Hospital

Food Safety Assurance Award Scheme

The Food Safety Professionals Association have launched their Food Safety Assurance Award scheme. The scheme is aimed at food businesses in all areas of the food sector in Ireland, namely Retail & Wholesale, Hospitality and Catering, Industrial Catering, Licensed trade, Health Care Facilities, Educational establishments and Manufacturing.

Criteria for Premises

  • Registered or notified to the relevant Regulatory Authorities.
  • In compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Following guidelines in Irish Standards or applicable standard.
  • Operating a documented HACCP / Food Safety Management System.

Structure of Audit

The audit is a systematic review of the following areas:

  1. Food Safety Management Systems Documentation
  2. Structural Hygiene
  3. Operational Hygiene
  4. Food Safety & Protection
  5. Personal Hygiene & Staff Facilities

Grading & Certification

  • 80% Grade: Merit
  • 90% Grade: Distinction

Certification

Certification is based on a three year cycle:

  1. Year 1 – Full audit to assess for compliance with FSPA standard.
  2. Year 2 & 3 – Surveillance audits to ensure systems are operational and valid.

Further details are available from Grace O’Brien the Food Safety Assurance Standards Administrator on 087 9424096 or e-mail standards@fspa.ie

FSAA Award Current Award Recipients

For more information on the current FSAA Award recipients click on the button below. We also have an archive of previous winners available here

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