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Old 14.10.2020, 21:36
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Consulting firms for operational concept or risk assessment?

Hello everyone!


After talking with the Food Authorities for my side hustle they told me they have to come to evaluate the kitchen (which is perfect) and that when they do that they will also need a operational concept or need a risk assessment (apparently most than anything the risk assessment of the product).

Now... I tried google and the Consulting firms were... lets just say that not the ones for this... Does anyone know any Consulting firm for this?


As usual, many thanks in advance for your help guys!



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Re: Consulting firms for operational concept or risk assessment?

To be more specific, they ask me for a "Risikobewertung von Produkte"
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Re: Consulting firms for operational concept or risk assessment?

There are several threads regarding food businesses on the forum.

Here is one
https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...itzerland.html

Maybe you could contact those that have gone through the process and ask if they could give you some pointers.

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There are several threads regarding food businesses on the forum.

Here is one
https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...itzerland.html

Maybe you could contact those that have gone through the process and ask if they could give you some pointers.

Good luck!
Thanks Sigh!

As an update for whoever is following this, we found one company in germany that does this... for 1300 Euros... per day... and it would take a couple of weeks... jesus christ....
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Re: Consulting firms for operational concept or risk assessment?

Really wondering how legal are those who sell the jams and so on the street or at the fairs and so... i honestly don't believe that they have paid those insane amount of cash...
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Re: Consulting firms for operational concept or risk assessment?

Not sure why you would need a consultant.
Contact the forum members who have started their food business here in Switzerland.
I am sure they would be happy share information with you.
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Really wondering how legal are those who sell the jams and so on the street or at the fairs and so... i honestly don't believe that they have paid those insane amount of cash...
I think you're right, and doubt very much that they've paid such fees. That level of expense would make sense only if one were to be launching a huge operation, starting at zero and intending to blast and dominate the market.

For the rest, starting out small, to test the waters, as it were, and hope that it'll work out and even support them, I think they probably ask the organisors of the fair for the rules. And then they probably get referred to the cantonal rules for Lebensmittelkontrolle, such as, for example:

St. Gallen: https://www.sg.ch/gesundheit-soziale...sbetriebe.html
Luzern: https://lebensmittelkontrolle.lu.ch/...en_Raeumen.pdf
Zürich: https://www.zh.ch/de/gesundheit/lebensmittel.html

Then, for the aspects that are not to do with food hygiene, they work out their rough bookkeeping, and then attend a workshop at Startups https://www.startups.ch/, or similar, to see whether they've remembered to deal with all the numbers, and understood how the Swiss laws for small businesses work.
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