Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 4 sections
- 1 Food Hazards and Food Poisoning
- 2 Personal Hygiene
- 3 The 4 C's of Food Safety
- 4 Procedures and Premises
To achieve your Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate, you need to understand the four major ways in which food can become contaminated. Firstly, we will look at the risks of microbiological contamination, then chemical contamination, physical contamination and allergenic hazards in foods.
One of the most serious hazards in the entire food industry is people themselves – people carry bacteria of all kinds, which can really be a problem if they contaminate food. This section is all about adhering to standards of good personal hygiene, including washing hands and being careful about what you wear. It even contains a step-by-step guide on how you should wash your hands!
This section covers the 4 main C’s of food safety – cleanliness, cross-contamination, cooking and chilling. It includes cleanliness in food-prep areas, cross-contamination where harmful bacteria are spread from one thing to another, cooking and reheating foods safely and chilling & defrosting foods in the correct manner are hugely important.
In this final section, we cover aspects of food safety which are required at Level 2, including Food Safety Management Systems which are planned sets of procedures designed to manage food safety hazards and based on HACCP principles. The importance of record-keeping is also included - things like oven, fridge and freezer temperatures, training records, cleaning records and records about where food came from.
About this course
This Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene Training builds on and includes our Food Safety & Hygiene Level 1 training.
This online Food Safety and Hygiene training is an in-depth course which builds on a basic knowledge of food safety in the workplace - whether in Food Manufacture, Hospitality or Retail.
This programme is aimed at those who are consistently required to handle various types of food in the workplace. It covers all that you need to know about food hazards and food poisoning, with clear explanations of the various ways in which food can become contaminated; personal hygiene; cleanliness in the food preparation area; safe storage; cooking; and chilling.
Once you’ve completed this e-learning course, you will finish with a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate, proving that you understand how to handle food in the workplace. The course also looks at Food Safety Management Systems (including HACCP), record keeping and legal requirements for food premises.
This course is broken down into 3 sections: the hazards of food (and avoiding food poisoning), personal hygiene and the cleanliness & cross-contamination hazards with food.
This course also works in conjunction with our Food Allergy Awareness Training programme.
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Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Food Safety and Hygiene Training - Level 2 Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
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Good training course - concise.
Definitely good information content - especially for younger people who may not have had good parental guidance around these areas or life experience.
easy to follow.
Informative and easy to follow.
Brilliant training and good information.
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Good covered all you need to know while working in the food industry.
Clear and easy to follow
Clear information. Would be great to have some printouts to look through afterwards. Only issue was with the final 'exercise' as the information was too long to view on the screen so I had to keep scrolling across sideways and up and down. This made it harder to see and read with a good flow.
Easy to follow
Much better to watch and listen to someone talk rather than read through lots of text!
It was very informative
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Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
Food Hygiene Regulations 2006
These regulations set out the basic hygiene requirements for all food businesses, from premises and equipment to staff training and hygiene. Critically, proof of appropriate practice and staff training are required by law.
Based on Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament, the following legislation applies to all organisations handling foodstuffs for human consumption:
An integrated approach is necessary to ensure food safety from the place of primary production up to and including placing on the market or export. Every food business operator along the food chain should ensure that food safety is not compromised.
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