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80,000 UAH fine or closing your business?

On September 20, 2019, the new Law on Food Safety and Quality, which obliges all food businesses, to develop, implement and maintain HACCP-based procedures, is fully enforced and based on a European legal act responsible for food safety (Regulation (EC) 853/2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for the hygiene of foodstuffs). This legislative act of the European Union has been widely implemented since 2006. At the moment, the HACCP system has proven itself to be a necessary aspect of every food business. First of all, this system assesses the risks and seeks to create the conditions for providing customers with safe food.

But let's leave the boring legal aspects and answer the simple question:

"What can happen if an enterprise does not have a working HACCP system?"

There is a risk to be closed the same day.

If the company does not have an implemented HACCP plan, the State Commission for Consumer Services has the full right to suspend the activity of this enterprise.There are already examples. At this enterprise there were gross violations, and the State Consumer Service had no choice but to withdraw the finished products and suspend the activity of the enterprise. But in case of implementation of a full-fledged food security system, such problems could be avoided.

Obtaining a fine!

If you do not meet these requirements, the inspection bodies have the full right to issue you a fine of up to 80 000 UAH. It's much easier to implement a food safety and security system and make sure everything works like a watch. Implementing an effective system is several times cheaper than a fine! 

Damage to reputation

Reputation is something that we earn over the years, investing not only money but also a huge amount of vitality and energy. No matter, it's a small family-run restaurant or a huge franchise network - having a good reputation and trusting customers is a priority for both. As a result, the cost of even one scandal does not equal the cost of the effort. The history of the company shows that even having a lawyer can not always save the situation. Only after a poisoning case involving 7 people was reported, the company thought about implementing the HACCP system.

Great examples include the Good Girl Restaurant, Holiday Inn Kyiv, a 5 star Aloft hotel in Kyiv, which is owned by a hotel chain Marriott or the Egersund Seafood International Fish Company - all of these places are the best examples of a responsible approach to food security and our reputation as a whole. These manufacturers feel responsible, which is why they have chosen the path of digital development and have not made a mistake, because even one food safety scandal is enough to affect the effects of all market operators. Agree, you do not think about something bad during a delicious romantic dinner, and sometimes it can end up in the hospital with food poisoning.

How to provide order in the catering industry, restful sleep for the food business operator and customer’s trust?

There are enough solutions in the Ukrainian market. There is a lot to choose from, both in paper and digital format. Writing, implementing, and assembling a paper version will take approximately 3-8 months and will cost you 60,000 UAH. The same HACCP digital plan is much more practical and cheaper (0-20,000 UAH) because it is: 


You can create a HACCP digital plan in 2 hours! You need to sign up for it.


For the participants of this seminar, the cost of the Digital FoodDocs plan will be only 480 euros!

Compliable with legislation

Digital HACCP plan is compliable with current EU’s and Ukrainian legislation.


Convenient app will always help you to be up to date and easily fill in monitoring sheets in your phone. 

What customers think about digital HACCP plan:

“Having implemented FoodDocs, I thought: Why ride a horse if you have the ability to drive a Tesla? FoodDocs is all in one place: all documentation, monitoring sheets and audits. And you can do it all on the phone!”

Ruslan Bigun

Chef Holiday Inn Kyiv 

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