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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 QQI programmes by The FSPA brings value and increased food safety knowledge to our business”  Liz Byrne Catering manager NMH

FSPA Programmes leading to QQI Awards on the NFQ

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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