Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 enables employees who handle food to gain a firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved. They will have the confidence and expertise to deliver quality food safely to customers.
Food Hazards and Food Poisoning
This part is all about the different ways food can become contaminated and looks at ways of eliminating or reducing the dangers. It includes food pests, food preservation, labeling and stock rotation.
People are one of the most serious hazards in the food industry because people carry bacteria. This section is all about good personal hygiene, looking at washing hands, what you wear and what you should do if you’re ill and your illness could be passed onto others through food. A step-by-step guide shows you exactly how you should wash your hands!
The 4 C’s of Food Safety
This section covers the 4 C’s – Cleanliness, Cross-contamination, Chilling and Cooking. It includes temperature checking, dealing with food waste, food packaging, defrosting, and reheating foods.
Procedures and Premises
Food businesses need to be able to show what they do to ensure food is safe to eat and have this written down. In this section we look at how you do this. We also look at record keeping, inspections and particular requirements for food premises.
By the end of the course learners will:
- Be able to identify food hygiene hazards.
- Understand the best food handling practice.
- Know how to apply food safety controls to achieve high standards of food hygiene.
- Understand how to prevent cross contamination.
- Understand the principles of a food safety management system.
- Understand the importance of personal hygiene.
- Be able to help keep the workplace clean and hygienic.
Once you have completed all of the online training material you will be able to take the online assessment. The assessment consists of 30 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 70%.
The answers are marked instantly so you will know whether you have passed as soon as you finish.
If you don’t pass the assessment you can review the course material and take the assessment again as many times as necessary at no extra charge.
On successful completion of the course a quality assured certificate will be printed that day (certificate will be posted the next working day if course is being run off site). This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
There is no set time in law for how long a certificate lasts. However, generally accepted good practice within the industry is that certificates should be renewed every three years.
Please note that some employers, including the NHS, require certificates to be renewed every year.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Course will run for approx 3 hours