Food Safety

Employers have a general duty to provide information, instruction and training to all their employees. This requirement is subject to the ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’ proviso, so an employer is able to consider the costs and benefits of training in relation to the risks involved.

Health and Safety E-Learning courses can be appropriate for the training requirements, are affordable and benefits the employee and the company.

Our on-line training courses are interactive and one to one tutor led. The learner is guided through each module of the course with the opportunity to go over sections to maximise the learning experience.

Each course has a free trial module for you to experience the quality of the presentations. Discounts are available for quantity purchases of 10 licences or more. Ask for more information.

Food Safety Courses include:

Food Safety – Level 1 and Level 2

Food Handlers and their employers have a legal duty to manage Food Safety. These obligations are
set out by a number of EU and UK Laws.

These Laws state that food handlers must make sure that food which is prepared, cooked, served or sold, is safe for human consumption.

Failing to follow food safety standards can cause food to become contaminated with potentially fatal consequences.

Courses

Level 1 Food Safety Catering – £15
Level 1 Food Safety Manufacturing – £15
Level 1 Food Safety Retail – £15
Level 2 Food Safety Catering – £25
Level 2 Food Safety Manufacturing – £25
Level 2 Food Safety Retail – £25

Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Level 5

In December 2008 the Food Standards Agency agreed a National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. It is now running in all areas of Wales, Northern Ireland and in 99% of England.

In practice the rating scheme is designed to ensure that businesses that are broadly compliant with food law and are managing food safety risks will receive a rating of three … and those who are managing the risk well will receive a rating of four or five. However, significant lapses in any of the scoring criteria can also have a significant effect on the rating.

This course is intended to give you an overview of how the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme works, what the scoring criteria are and how these are assessed by the inspectors, the appeals process, the Safer Food Better Business management system, E-Coli and concludes with some practical advice for ensuring your premises gets the best score possible.

Courses

  • Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Level 5 – £35

Allergen Awareness

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to a usually harmless substance as though it
is harmful. Why this happens, isn’t clear. However, most sufferers come from families that have a
history of allergies, or related problems. Every year, the number of people with allergies is increasing so having an awareness of potential allergens and why they can be harmful is becoming more important, particularly if you work in the service industry.

This course covers general allergies, food allergies and food intolerance’s and explain the differences between them. It covers the 14 allergens controlled by legislation along with food additives and how they can trigger allergic reactions. It takes a detailed look at the symptoms of food allergies and takes in the wider picture discussing the current theories of why rates are increasing. It then finishes off by covering practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk from allergens and also what steps can be taken both internally and externally to monitor the control measures.

Courses

  • Allergen Awareness – £35