Safety First

So one of the delights of running your own brewery is having to demonstrate that you are not going to poison someone. Reasonable enough I suppose (though you could argue that alcohol in excess is a poison … but let’s not go there).

So this week’s joy has been writing a food safety plan (beer is classed as food – so that makes it essential to life, just as I always thought). The plan isn’t difficult as just about every stage of beer production must be practically sterile otherwise you get nasties in your beer which make it taste off (far before it gets to be a health hazard … we’ve all tasted off beer and not died … yet).

Now I’ve got to get someone from the local authorty to tell me where I’ve got it wrong.