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The Free Food Safety Toolkit


The IFC Food Safety Toolkit is designed to enable companies in developing markets reduce a key risk in growing a sustainable food business: meeting the ever-increasing demands, needs, expectations and trust of customers, wholesalers, retailers, government food safety regulators, and ultimately, consumers.

The Toolkit was developed by IFC with food industry help and expertise. It is based on HACCP principles of foodstuff hygiene (European Union food hygiene legislation: Regulations (EC) No 852/2004, 853/2004 and 854/2004), and best industry practices and standards.

The Toolkit provides companies with the know-how to develop, implement and maintain a modern food safety management system based on the principles of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points system
(HACCP). HACCP is a systematic approach to identifying and controlling hazards (whether microbiological, chemical or physical) which pose potential hazards in the preparation of safe food. HACCP aims to proactively identify and prevent potential problems that could put food safety at risk. In simple terms, that means controlling the safety of ingredients and supplies coming into a food business and correctly handling them thereafter.

The Toolkit helps companies to identify gaps in their existing practices and develop more efficient food safety system. Specifically companies can:

You can download this toolkit for free here.

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