The Food Standards Agency Scotland is launching a new publication designed to help businesses understand and implement an effective food safety management system.

The CookSafe manual, published in conjunction with The Stationery Office (TSO), contains information on HACCP principles as well as guidance on a range of other food safety issues. The guide is divided into five sections and includes an action plan to record progress.

The manual was was developed by a team of food law enforcement and food industry experts to provide practical advice on the implementation of HACCP based systems in the catering sector. Catering businesses have used it over the past two years as the basis for the implementation of food safety management systems in line with EU hygiene regulations.

The publication is also available in Chinese, Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali.