Food Safety in Catering

The importance of Food Safety     Level 2 Food Safety

People can often feel unwell complaining of sickness, diarrhoea and Stomach pains. Some dismiss the cause as a ‘dodgy’ takeaway or something that has disagreed with them. However. they may well be suffering from  food poisoning caused by eating contaminated or poisonous food. Food poisoning affects millions of people each year in the UK, the seriousness of which cannot be underestimated.

Good food safety is essential to ensure that we are not harmed in any way from the food and drink we consume. As a food handler you have a legal obligation to ensure that you do not cause harm to anyone through bad practice, ignorance or neglect.

Food Safety Training

A major requirement by law is that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties. This means that the type of training you need to receive depends on the type of job you do. Legislation specifies that,even if a food operative handles only wrapped foods, they must receive verbal or written instruction.

Every food operative has a responsibility to follow the regulations and ensure a safe food product for their customer. If something goes wrong, evidence of receiving formal training may help in a defence of ‘due diligence’. This is why it is crucial to keep records of all training that staff have been given.

QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)

Who can take this course?

Anyone. There are no formal qualifications required to take this course. Th is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those working, or planning to work, in the food catering industry. It is also ideal for those who come into contact with food handling areas due to the nature of their work, such as pest control officers and delivery personnel.

How long is the course?

The duration of this course is 1 day.

The course comprises of an introduction and five easy-to-follow study units.  Key topics include food contamination, principles of food storage and relevant legislation.

Assessment

Assessment: 1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Qualification Valid For: Refresher training recommended every 3 years

QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (QCF)

Who can take this course?

Anyone. There are no formal qualifications required to take this course. This a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for people working, or planning to work, in a food manufacturing environment

How long is the course?

The duration of this course is 1 day.

Assessment

Assessment: 1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Qualification Valid For: Refresher training recommended every 3 years

 QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (QCF)

Who can take this course?

Anyone. There are no formal qualifications required to take this course. This a regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been specifically designed for people working, or planning to work, in a food retail environment such as: supermarkets, corner shops or premises with hot and chilled food display counters.

How long is the course?

The duration of this course is 1 day.

Assessment

Assessment: 1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Qualification Valid For: Refresher training recommended every 3 years

If you are interested in registering for a course, please feel free to contact us on 01709 880 886.