During the 12 months prior to March 2006, 66.5 million UK citizens travelled abroad; this is a huge number. When traveling overseas it is important to give some thought to your safety and well-being. It is a fact that of all the illnesses you could suffer from whilst on holiday, 75% will be food related. However with good practices in place these risks can be reduced significantly. Check Safety First Ltd. uses Cristal HACCP consultants to apply standards to listed hotels as required and developed by the Cristal Program.
The Cristal food safety risk management program was specifically developed for the travel and tourism industry. It covers high-level standards, which comply with international and national regulations. Also, it incorporates best practice and recommendations, which often requires an even higher level than many national and international regulations.
These standards and their compliance are then monitored and audited at the hotel site, through competent Cristal auditors on a regular basis. We help the hotel to manage food safety.
We also will endorse Swimming Pool Safety and Water Safety.
Auditing procedures include questionnaires with more than 250 checkpoints, making the endorsement system very demanding. This auditing system allows us to assess from a quantitative point of view the degree of compliance of the food safety program, and therefore to assess in some ways the risk of the operation.
When a facility shows a consistent high level of food safety practices, then it is published on this CheckSafetyFirst list of hotels. You can take some confidence from the fact that a UK based business has monitored these hotels. Nowhere is ever completely safe but hotels listed on checksafetyfirst.com are putting you at a lower risk from contracting food borne illnesses.