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Food Safety and Hygiene – Level 2

In this comprehensive course, you will gain an appreciation and understanding of the importance of maintaining high food safety and hygiene standards. We will delve into the specific laws and regulations governing food practices in the UK, ensuring your compliance with these vital guidelines. You will learn how to identify and effectively mitigate risks present in the kitchen environment, with a strong emphasis on preventing food contamination and cross-contamination. Promoting safe food handling and storage practices will be a key focus, along with the implementation and maintenance of a HACCP-based system for ensuring food safety. Additionally, you will develop the ability to recognise and respond to various health risks, including food allergies. Finally, we will guide you in establishing and maintaining proper personal hygiene practices, ensuring the highest standards of safety throughout your food-related endeavours.

If you’re looking for the basics around food safety and hygiene why not check out our Food Safety and Hygiene Essentials course.

Skills for Health's Food Safety and Hygiene - Level 2 course
Level: 2
Duration: 3 hours 40 mins approx.
CPD: 3 credits
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Course Provider: Me Learning
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This course is made up of the following modules:

  • The importance of food safety and hygiene
  • Food safety law
  • Kitchen hazards – dangerous environments
  • Kitchen hazards – the law and your role
  • Food contamination and cross-contamination
  • Bacteria
  • How to prevent food poisoning
  • Maintaining good personal hygiene
  • Hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP)

On completion of this course, learners will:

  • Understand the importance of food safety and hygiene
  • Comply with food laws and regulations in the UK
  • Identify and mitigate risks in the kitchen environment
  • Prevent food contamination and cross-contamination
  • Promote safe food handling and storage practices
  • Implement and maintain a HACCP-based system for food safety
  • Recognise and respond to health risks, including food allergies
  • Establish and maintain proper personal hygiene practices


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