Food Hygiene & Safety

Course Description

This authoritative programme is specifically designed for food handlers, particularly those using and storing raw ingredients and high risk foods. It contains essential information on all aspects of food hygiene and meets CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) standards. Learn about the risks of contamination, food-borne illnesses and your legal responsibilities. Understand the importance of correct food handling and storage, personal hygiene, preventative measures and effective controls and procedures.

Key Information

Modular, bite-size format provides an easy way to learn the essentials

The programme contains four concise learning modules and questionnaires completed by a proficiency test, with full instructions throughout.

A personalised certificate on successful completion of the final proficiency test provides evidence of learning.

The programme can be used as a pre-employment, induction or refresher tool

Full accredited by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)

Delivers 5 CPD hours.

Programme contents

Module one – Food Borne Illness, Bacteria & Prevention

Learn about the different kinds of food-borne illness; bacteria – the good and the bad and the high risk foods and allergies.

Module two – Contamination, Spoilage & Prevention of Food Poisoning

Explore the different kinds of contamination: microbiological, physical, chemical; where contamination can occur; how to control contamination and spoilage and a guide to safe temperatures.

Module three – Effective Hygiene

Learn about the importance of personal hygiene; keeping premises and equipment clean; food pests and bad habits and effective cleaning and disinfecting.

Module four – Storage, HACCP and the Law

Examine how food is delivered and stored; useful tips for good storage practice; the importance of HACCP (Hazard, Analysis & Critical Control Point) and the law and regulations.

How to apply

This course normally costs over £35 but is available free to gold members. For more details see our online training page.

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