Businesses that provide food must comply with UK food safety legislation, in particular the Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 and the General Food Regulations 2004. These regulations are enforced by environmental health officers in local councils who may also enforce trading standards legislation covering food labelling matters and weights and measures.
Scores on the Doors
In recent years, some local councils have introduced scores on the doors schemes which enable the public to find out how good the hygiene standards were when the business was last inspected. In 2010, the Food Standards Agency introduced a National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme which is expected to become mandatory throughout the country. The Government supports this and hope to make the display of ‘scores on the doors’ certificates compulsory later this year.
Our food safety partner works with businesses to ensure the food they produce is safe and that they are legally compliant. Their team of consultants and trainers have been carefully selected on the basis of their qualifications, experience and attitude. It includes Chartered Environmental Health Practitioners, food technologists, nutrition experts and food sustainability consultants. They understand the pressure that companies are under now more than ever and are committed to providing sensible advice to help you comply with the law in a way that suits your operation and style of working.
Our food safety partner can review/devise food safety management systems and HACCP plans, audit food businesses, offer SALSA and BRC mentoring, manage food supply chains, provide food labelling advice, allergen surveys, enforcement liaison and legal support.
The following courses are run by our food safety partner. They are run under our partner’s terms and conditions and pricing, and are subject to their availability.
Available open course dates and venues are listed below. Alternatively, if you have 5 or more candidates and space in which to hold a course, the courses can be run on your premises. If you wish to book, or to obtain further information, please complete our in-house training enquiry / booking form.
Level 2 food hygiene certificate
Now known as the Level 2 Award in Food Safety. This is a single day food hygiene training course suitable for those preparing open high risk food.
Level 3 food hygiene certificate
Now known as the Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety. This is a three day course suitable for those who supervise others.
Level 4 food hygiene certificate
Now known as the Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety. This is a five day course suitable for those who supervise others. It is also one of the qualifying criteria for those who wish to train others at foundation food hygiene level.
HACCP training certificate – Level 2 Award in HACCP.
This is a one day course suitable for those involved in maintaining HACCP systems. It also acts as excellent refresher training for those whose food hygiene certificate is more than three years old.
Food safety update & scores on the doors training
This in-house only course has been designed to keep managers up-to-date with the latest food safety developments that will affect their business.
Auditor training certificate – Level 3 Award in Effective Auditing and Inspection Skills.
This is a one day course intended for those involved in practical auditing or inspection of food premises, including internal or 3rd party auditors, enforcement officers and those verifying catering HACCP systems.
Food Safety and Anaphylaxis
This one-day workshop, designed jointly between ourselves and our food safety partners, will ensure that your managers and staff understand the importance of food allergies, and have a knowledge of the key controls necessary. It includes: identifying food allergens, and assessing risks, food allergy and relevant food safety legislation, basic first aid, administering CPR, managing anaphylaxis reactions and choking incidents, and the use of Epi-Pen devices, including who can use them, the circumstances in which they are used, how they are administered and the legal implications of administration. This course includes hands-on practise in the use of (training) epi-pens.
Food allergy training
This in-house only course has been designed to raise awareness of food allergies and how they should be effectively managed in a food business.
Food labelling training
This in-house only course covers all a busy manager needs to know EU and UK food labelling law.
If you wish to book, or to obtain further information on any of the above courses, please complete our in-house training enquiry / booking form.