The Food Safety Act 1990 (as amended) provides the framework for all food legislation in the UK. Our CPD accredited training course covers the legislation under the Food Safety Act and the principles of food safety and hygiene for food handlers.
It is vital for anyone preparing or handling food as part of their role to know about food safety. The importance of protecting your customers is paramount and your employee's need to know how to prevent contamination as well as having knowledge of food-related hazards. This will protect your customers and improve the quality of your product. As a food business owner, you have a duty to comply with the Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2005 to ensure the food you produce is safe to eat, is of acceptable quality and is properly labelled.
Our online Level 2 Food Safety Awareness course is aimed at those who handle a variety of food in the workplace and will teach them the appropriate way to handle, prepare and store food. Learners will also know the effects of foodborne illnesses caused by poor hygiene and cross-contamination. Upon completion of this online course, you will receive an instant Level 2 Food Safety certificate.
The aim of this online Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course is to greater increase your knowledge of food safety at work, potential hazards, food poisoning and the relevant food legislation.
The key points covered in this course are:
Still have questions about food safety at work? We’ve collected common food safety questions and answers and put them below!
Level 2 Food Safety is a course that teaches food handlers the skills and knowledge to handle, prepare and serve food safely. As a business, it is your responsibility for safeguarding the health of your consumers and ensure your food is safe to sell. By law, food businesses should ensure food handlers receive the appropriate training in food hygiene.
Our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course covers up-to-date food safety legislation, the correct way to store food, avoid food contamination, food preparation, and much more.
A Level 2 Food Safety Certificate doesn't have an expiry date, but it is recommended by Environmental Health Officers that your food hygiene refresher training is completed regularly.
You may be thinking, why do I need to renew my certificate if it doesn't expire? For the sake of your business, could you be comfortable saying that your staff have up-to-date food safety knowledge after three or five years? If there's a change in food hygiene practices and law, it's best, and safer, to ensure your staff know it. It's even more important when it comes to the health and safety of your consumers.
Anyone that prepares, cooks or handles food needs a Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety training course, including if your employees work in:
- restaurants, pubs, hotels
- food and drink manufacturers
- care homes
- retail environments e.g. delis, bakeries, coffee shops that sell food
- schools and nurseries
If you are a manager of any of the above, our Level 3 Award in Food Safety is a better course for you.
The 4 C's of good food hygiene are 4 simple rules to help keep the kitchen safe from food-borne illnesses:
- Cleaning - ensuring your surfaces, utensils and hands are thoroughly clean, especially after handling raw meat, poultry and fish.
- Cooking - ensuring cooking times and temperatures are followed correctly.
- Cross-contamination - keeping raw and cooked food separate at all times.
- Chilling - ensuring your food is chilled correctly.
Our online Food Safety Level 2 Awareness course covers these in much more depth and detail.
Although they do overlap, there are differences between food safety and hygiene. Food safety covers important practices businesses must follow to ensure that food is safe to eat.
Whereas, food hygiene is just one key area of food safety. It ensures businesses follow hygiene practices, so the consumer doesn't get a foodborne illness.
Just follow these four simple steps, sit back, relax and let us do the hard work for you and your team.