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Food Safety Training | Online CPD Course


Food Safety Training | Online Food Hygiene Course | Food Safety

Food Safety Training Level 1 | Online CPD Course | Food Safety Awareness Course | The Mandatory Training Group

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online food safety training course. This food safety awareness e-learning course was developed to meet the required learning outcomes in line with Skills for Care and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations for health and social care providers.

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Who is this food safety training course for?

The Mandatory Training Group’s food safety eLearning course should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff. This includes unpaid and voluntary staff working in NHS and private hospitals, locum doctors, locum allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants. This food hygiene awareness course is also relevant for health and social care support workers; including charities, nursing staff and residential home workers.

This food safety online course can be taken as a standalone CPD course or as part of our online food safety training package or the wider online candidate mandatory training courses.

This online food safety awareness course covers the main points relating to food safety and food hygiene in line with the Food Standards Agency legislation. It has additional online learning resources that provide more details for learners to refer to during the course and in practice.

Course aims and objectives

  • To provide the learner with adequate understanding of the legislation regarding food safety
  • To provide an awareness of common food hazards
  • Provide the learners with tips on how to store, handle and prepare food safely
  • To provide essential food safety & food hygiene training resources in an engaging and meaningful way
  • To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individual and businesses

What is covered in this online course? 

  • An introduction to food safety legislation
  • Why it is important is important for healthcare workers to be aware of food hygiene
  • The common food hazards 
  • Problems relating to food contamination
  • How food  contamination can be minimised 
  • An awareness of common disease causing bacteria and viruses
  • Importance of personal hygiene in relation to food safety 
  • Other personal hygiene considerations for food handlers 
  • The importance of effective cleaning to minimise food hazards
  • Recommendations for keeping food safe
  • The importance of time and temperature in relation to food safety 
  • Top tips on safe handling and preparation of food

Assessment and certification

At the end of this food safety training course, learners will be required to complete an online assessment. On successful completion of the knowledge test (80% pass mark), learners will be able to download a FREE CPD certificate that is valid for one year.

We can also provide classroom based food safety/food hygiene training at any suitable UK venue. Contact our Support Team on 02476 100090 or via Email to make a booking.

Course accreditation

The content of this online food safety training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines..

Course duration

It will take approximately 45 to 90 minutes to complete this food safety e-learning course. The length of time to complete the course depends on the following:

  • your prior knowledge and experience about health and safety and food safety awareness among others
  • how quickly you can study and absorb the learning materials
  • how much you can pace yourself once started 

You are in full control of how long it takes to complete the food safety course. You can go through the course in one sitting, or pause and come back later. Your progress will be recorded throughout and you will be able to start where you previously left off.

You can revise the online learning materials as many times as you like. Even after completing the course successfully (and obtaining your CPD) certificate, you will still have access to your learning materials for 365 days. 

Payment and additional information

After adding your online food safety e learning course (s) to the shopping cart (by selecting Add to Cart), you will be able to make a secure payment using all major credit and debit cards. You can also make a secure payment through PayPal.

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Once you have purchased your food hygiene awareness online training course (s), you will be sent a confirmation e-mail. You will then receive a link and login details to access your e-learning course (s) within 24 hours of purchase.

What is food safety/food hygiene?

"Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards"

Why is food safety training important?

Food safety and food hygiene awareness is important in our personal and professional lives. Basic food safety and food hygiene awareness training provides health and social care staff is important, especially for those who look after vulnerable groups. By law, health and social care workers should provide adequate hydration and nutrition for people in their care, including, in particular, the very young and older people. They are also required to ensure that food is handled and prepared in a safe manner. 

Food safety & food hygiene - meeting employers' legal obligations

The production, processing, distribution, retail, packaging and labelling of food stuffs are governed by a mass of laws, regulations, codes of practice and guidance.

Key legislation relating to food safety and food hygiene include:

European food safety legislation
Much of the detailed legislation on food standards originates in the European Union. This section includes details on how food hygiene legislation was consolidated and simplified as well as details of other European legislation.
Food Information for Consumers Regulation 2011 
The EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the 25 October 2011.
Whistleblowing legislation and food safety
FSA policy on handling disclosures made under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.
General UK food safety law
Whether you work in a food business or you are a consumer interested in food law, there are general requirements, which are listed on this page.
The Food Standards Agency regulatory approach
The Food Standards Agency has a statutory objective to protect public health and consumers' other interests in relation to food. Excessive or unclear regulations, however, place an unnecessary burden on business, and other groups, and so hinder effective delivery of the intended benefits.
Codex international food standards
Codex Alimentarius is a series of international standards for food and agricultural products. They help ensure fair trade and consumer protection internationally.
The Food Standards Act 1999
The Act was introduced in the House of Commons on 10 June 1999 and received Royal Assent on 11 November 1999.

"The Food Hygiene Regulations 2006, which provide for the enforcement, including penalties of certain provisions of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and amended the Food Safety Act 1990 to bring it in line with this regulation"

The Mandatory Training Group's online food safety course helps UK employers and employees alike to fulfil the Food Standards Agency and Care Quality Commission regulations. Our food safety training courses provide the essential knowledge and understanding to improve the quality of life for patients and other service users. 

Why choose The Mandatory Training Group’s online food safety training course?

There are benefits of choosing The Mandatory Training Group as your e-learning training provider, including:

√ National Skills Academy for Health national delivery partner √ UK accredited e learning provider √ nationally recognised CPD certificates √ SCORM compliant elearning courses √ TIN CAN compliant e-learning courses √ interactive online learning courses √ free blended learning environment for individuals and organisations √ competitively priced online training courses √ meet UK compliance requirements √ reduce organisational carbon footprint √ immediate access to online learning materials √ minimise travel costs and man hour costs of classroom training √ minimise hours and days spend away in classroom training √ download or print CPD certificates on completion

Organisational e-learning 

Are you responsible for organisational training and development or organisational statutory and mandatory compliance? You may want to find out more about how Learning Management System (LMS) may help your organisation. With out interactive LMS, managers and administrators can easily:

  • set up a FREE blended learning environment;
  • upload essential documents;
  • upload individual and group learners;
  • manage learners, including tracking progress
  • review who has completed training
  • download/print training reports for compliance audits

You can also browse our e-learning course catalogue to find out more about our statutory and mandatory training courses. Alternatively, contact our Support Team on  02476 100090 or via Email, stating your specific e-learning requirements.  

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