Food businesses that implement the latest food safety management technology will secure a reduction in their business insurance premiums under a groundbreaking partnership announced byTowergate Insurance and technology provider Checkit.

The insurance discount is offered as recognition that businesses using Checkit technology are substantially reducing their risk of liability for safety and hygiene incidents that have financial and legal implications. Towergate Insurance is offering the saving to all customers in the food service and food manufacturing sectors who implement the Checkit system.

Businesses that purchase Checkit’s entry level food safety management system, Checkit Solo, receive a reduction of £60 on their annual business insurance premium with Towergate which in effect equates to 25 per cent of the annual cost of Checkit. While businesses using Checkit Professional for multi-site food safety and HACCP management can save £100 on their annual business premium for each location.

Checkit provides a fail-safe cloud-based platform for compliance by automating the scheduling, monitoring and recording of daily checks that are required by the Food Standards Agency and enforced by Environmental Health Officers.