Standard Operating Procedures
A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a set of directions that our team members follow to ensure food safety when completing certain tasks such as cooking chicken, cooling a food, or sanitizing a work surface. Foodservice SOPs are written practices and procedures and are the basic ingredient to producing safe food.
We use these Foodservice SOPs as a guide in establishing a food safety program that is tailored for our clients. We train our employees and enforce adherence and following to these procedures.
Foodservice SOPs include HACCP-based principles. These SOPs are just one component of an overall food safety program. Food safety SOPs include the following principles:
- Monitoring procedures
- Corrective actions
- Verification procedures
- Record keeping procedures
The National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) has developed food safety SOPs in conjunction with USDA and FDA. These resources provide valuable input and serve as expert reference.