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Food Check

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 June 1992



The Women′s Royal Voluntary Service is a voluntary organization which plays an important role in providing food for the elderly in the community. Food Check is an internal audit system designed for WRVS food and hospital projects. It aims to provide the service with information on how well its many food projects comply with food safety law and food industry guidelines. The system consists of a Food Check Manual which establishes the standard against which food projects can be compared and measured. The manual is used in conjunction with an audit schedule which has a series of questions which require a positive or negative response. The WRVS holds training sessions for hygiene auditors which provide guidance on how to conduct proficient inspections. The benefits of regular hygiene audits for food project organizers include familiarization with the details of routine practices and procedures and the ability to provide enforcement officers with relevant documentation.



Worsfold, D. (1992), "Food Check", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 92 No. 6, pp. 25-27.




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