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Mastering food safety: Ensuring health and compliance through E-Learning

In today's fast-paced world, where culinary delights are abundant and diverse, ensuring food safety is paramount. Every step in the food supply chain, from the farm to the table, presents potential risks. In this blog, Rose emphasises the importance of comprehensive food safety training. Our e-learning courses, available through ComplyPlus LMS™, are designed to equip individuals and organisations with the knowledge and skills needed to maintain the highest food safety standards while earning CPD accreditation.

Key facts and statistics

  • According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), unsafe food poses global health threats, resulting in millions of cases of foodborne illnesses each year.
  • In the UK alone, over 2,000 reported outbreaks of foodborne diseases occurred in 2023, highlighting the ongoing challenges in food safety management.
  • Research shows that proper food safety training can reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses by up to 70%.

Key definitions

  • Food safety - Refers to handling, preparing, and storing food to prevent contamination and minimise the risk of foodborne illnesses.
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) - A systematic approach to identifying and controlling food safety hazards throughout the food production process.

Legislation, regulations, and best practice

  • Food Safety Act 1990 - Sets out the legal obligations of food businesses to ensure that the food they produce or sell is safe for consumption.
  • Food Hygiene Regulations 2013 - This regulation provides detailed requirements for food hygiene practices, including personal hygiene, food storage, and cleaning procedures.
  • HACCP principles - Establishing critical control points in food production to prevent, eliminate, or reduce hazards to safe levels.

Understanding food safety risks

  • Exploring common sources of contamination in food production.
  • Identifying biological, chemical, and physical hazards.

Implementing effective control measures

  • Establishing hygiene protocols for food handlers.
  • Implementing temperature control measures to prevent bacterial growth.
  • Ensuring proper cleaning and sanitation practices.

Importance of training and certification

  • Highlighting the benefits of formal food safety training.
  • Discussing the role of certification in demonstrating competency and compliance.


  • Enrol in our Food Safety e-learning courses on ComplyPlus LMS™ to gain comprehensive knowledge and CPD accreditation.
  • Regularly review and update food safety protocols to comply with regulations and best practices.
  • Encourage a culture of food safety awareness among staff members at all levels.


In conclusion, food safety is not just a legal requirement but a moral obligation to protect public health. By investing in proper training and education through ComplyPlus LMS™, individuals and organisations can proactively prevent foodborne illnesses and promote consumer confidence. Join us in our mission to master food safety and earn CPD accreditation through our engaging e-learning courses.

Click here to explore our food safety e-learning courses and enrol through ComplyPlus LMS™ for CPD accredited training from The Mandatory Training Group. Safeguard public health and uphold the integrity of the food industry with our comprehensive training solutions.

About the author

Rose Mabiza

Rose has dedicated over 15 years to improving health and social care quality through practice, targeted education and training. Her extensive experience includes working with older adults, individuals with mental health conditions, and people with autism and learning disabilities.

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