Food Hygiene Courses

Individuals that work with food or beverages are legally required to undergo food hygiene training. This includes chefs, waitstaff, food production workers, supermarket workers, caregivers and anyone who handles, cooks, prepares or sells food items. 

Our courses offer essential insights into food preparation, cross-contamination prevention, allergen care and personal hygiene to ensure all employees are prepared to work safely in the food sector.

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About Our Food Hygiene Courses

Food contamination can lead to severe illness and even death. Therefore, anyone who works with food must ensure that it is prepared under safe conditions that prevent cross contamination. Workers that handle food are also legally required to maintain high standards of hygiene. 

Our courses equip professionals with the essential knowledge and skills needed to maintain the highest standards of food safety and hygiene while upholding industry regulations. 

Why Are Food Hygiene Courses Important?

It’s estimated that about 2.4 million cases of foodborne illness occur every year in the UK, according to a scientific review by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). These foodborne illnesses arise as a result of poor personal or food hygiene. Training programmes play a crucial role in overcoming this issue by teaching safer food handling practices.

Businesses that prioritise food safety training also build trust with their customers and reduce liability in cases of foodborne illness outbreaks. Food hygiene training courses provide food handlers with the necessary knowledge and skills to prevent food contamination and minimise the risk of foodborne illnesses. Our courses also help workers meet the legal regulations relevant to food safety.

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

Employers must take proactive measures to maintain the highest food safety and hygiene standards. 

To ensure a safe and healthy food environment, employers must:

  • Ensure all food is safe for consumption
  • Avoid harmful food treatment such as adding, removing, or treating food in a manner that renders it unsafe to eat
  • Maintain the quality of food products with clear information about the contents
  • Maintain traceable records of the sources from which food is obtained
  • Withdraw unsafe products from circulation and complete an incident report
  • Effectively communicate why products were withdrawn to consumers
  • Display food hygiene ratings 
  • Ensure that only approved additives are used
  • Provide food hygiene training to all staff
  • Implement protocols to manage food allergens and prevent cross-contamination

These responsibilities are outlined in the following legislation:

By fulfilling these responsibilities, employers can create a safer and healthier work environment, protect public health and ensure legal compliance.

Why Choose Food Hygiene Courses with Human Focus?

Study anytime & in bite-size sessions
Discounts on volume purchases
More affordable than classroom training
Excellent trainee support
Ensure compliance with food safety regulations
Understand food contamination and how to prevent it
Learn safe food handling practices
Know how to manage food allergens and prevent cross-contamination

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Frequently Asked Questions

Food hygiene training is important because it teaches you safe food handling practices, which  prevent foodborne illnesses, ensure legal compliance and build consumer trust.

Anyone who handles, prepares, serves or sells food as part of their job, including chefs, waitstaff, caregivers, and food retailers.

You’lll learn how to safely handle and store food to prevent contamination. You’ll also learn how to manage allergens as well as required personal hygiene standards and relevant food safety regulations.

Yes. All food handlers, supervisors, and those responsible for managing food safety must receive adequate food hygiene training to ensure public safety and legal compliance.

Yes. You can complete all of our food hygiene courses online, letting you learn at your own pace from anywhere with internet access.

Yes. Our food hygiene courses are CPD-certified, which ensures that training is accurate, up-to-date and compliant. It also means you’ll receive a recognised certificate after completing your chosen course.

Food hygiene training certificates are valid for three years. After that, it’s recommended to retake the training stay current with the latest knowledge and best practices.

Yes. Food hygiene courses are suitable for businesses of all sizes. They train staff to follow safe food practices so you can avoid the potentially significant costs and reputational harm that can come from outbreaks of foodborne illness.