Food safety is key to everything we do, and we operate to exactly the same standards as the food industry. Our food management systems ensure full compliance and traceability and our Regional Centres are independently audited every year.
We adhere to all relevant food safety legislation including:
In addition, FareShare has a full HACCP Manual, which ensures all appropriate processes and procedures are implemented across our network. Our Food Safety Manual is endorsed and assured by our Primary Authority The Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Each FareShare Regional Centre is audited regularly by NSF International, using a specific audit process. Each of our Centres are audited on their Storage, Wholesale and Distribution standard, and all have been awarded Gold standard. Audit documentation is available for each of our Centres. An internal audit is also carried out by a qualified member of the National Team every six months.
The FareShare database provides full traceability of all products, from the time of receipt by FareShare to the point of delivery at our charity members.
Every Regional Centre follows a strict compliance procedure. All FareShare warehouse managers and co-ordinators hold a CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety. All of our Regional Centres use the following documentation:
In the unlikely event that a food supplier would need to recall their products, FareShare is able to undertake this process, providing reassurance to companies who supply us with their surplus food.
Every charity that receives food from FareShare can handle food safely and adheres to all relevant legislation.
Each Regional Centre inspects the charities they supply every year to ensure they are compliant with food hygiene and food safety regulations.
The majority of the charities and community groups we work with will use your food to cook hot meals on-site. Only charity members with audited cooking facilities will receive chilled/frozen food. The food cannot be not sold or exchanged in any way and is only supplied to an authorised outlet within the FareShare compliance guidelines.
Find out if your business is eligible for funding to cover any additional costs associated with redistributing food.