Introducing… Food Safety Membership and Primary Authority

Primary Authority

The benefits of having a Primary Authority partnership are plentiful, as we took you through in our blog Do I need a Primary Authority? Here at Shield Safety Group, we are extremely proud of our Coordinated Primary Authority Partnership with Milton Keynes Council and are excited to announce that our Food Safety Membership Pack has Primary Authority Advice.

What does Primary Authority Advice mean? 

Clients who purchase the Food Safety Membership Pack will automatically become a Business Group Member of a regulated group under the Coordinated Primary Authority Partnership between Shield Safety Group and Milton Keynes Council. Business Group Members will appear on the Regulatory Delivery Primary Authority Advice register.

Primary Authority Advice is assured, which means that provided that you abide by the advice you are given, you won’t need to follow conflicting advice from other sources. Your business should be protected against the risk of enforcement action from enforcing authorities that have different views on what you should be doing to achieve compliance. As long as you follow the Policy, complete the relevant sections and maintain documented records – this is key!

How does it work?

Providing you have fully implemented your pack, and continue to follow it, you will have peace of mind that you are meeting your Food Safety requirements. Your Primary Authority membership then means in the event that enforcement action was proposed by an Environmental Health Officer, any enforcing authority would need to contact Milton Keynes Council first who would then discuss their findings and try to resolve the issue prior to enforcement action being taken.

What’s in the Food Safety Membership Pack?

Our Food Safety Membership Pack has been designed to support you in managing food safety in your business and improve levels of compliance. The ‘all-in-one’ solution includes:

  • Food Safety Management System a written policy which is key in successfully managing food safety
  • Annual Kitchen Compliance Diaryall your vital due diligence checks and records in one place
  • Access to the Food Safety Advice Line – manned by our team of environmental health professionals
  • Membership Certificate to display proudly in your business
  • Membership Card show your membership status at any time, with our contact details too
  • Detailed How to guide – taking you step-by-step through implementation

Not only will your Food Safety Membership Pack bring you all the benefits of being a member of the Primary Authority scheme, we are confident it will help you protect or improve your Food Hygiene Rating too.

All of this for just £695 a year.

Contact us today to become a member of Primary Authority, and improve levels of compliance with your Food Safety Membership. Call 020 3740 3744, email or fill in our contact form below.

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Prefer to chat to us over the phone? Call Steven on 020 3740 3744

The information contained in this blog article has been created for marketing purposes and is not official guidance and should not be used as a substitute for official Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health & Safety advice. Shield Safety take no responsibility if the information in the blog article is used to form part of a safety management system or used to form part of any legal or regulatory compliance for your business. For official guidance and to engage with Shield Safety services please do call our team on 020 3740 3744 or email

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