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Food Safety Training | In-House Booking


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Food Safety Training | In-House Booking | Face to Face Course

        Health and Safety Face to Face Training | Any UK Venue Accredited Health and Safety Training Provider Ofqual regulated training courses | Health and Safety Training The Mandatory Training Group | Accredited Health and Safety Training Provider UK

Any suitable UK venue | Up to 15 delegates allowed | 4 Hour duration |  Includes free online course 

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's classroom based food safety training course. This food safety awareness face to face 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.

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"

Who is this food safety training course for?

The Mandatory Training Group’s food safety face to face 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 face to face 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.


This Food Safety training course is delivered over 4 hours (Half-Day) at any suitable UK venue for a maximum of 15 delegates.

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

What is covered in this face to face 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

How am I assessed and certified for this face to face course?

At the end of this face to face food safety training course, learners will be assessed by one of our subject experts. If the assessor feels the delegate has fully understood all subjects and topics and has contributed during the course, the delegate will be successfully certified.

We can also provide an online Food Safety training course. If you require an online CPD course, please click here.

Payment and additional booking information


You will be required to add relevant details of your booking, such as; suitable UK venue, how many delegates, the delegates workplace roles and backgrounds. This course is for a maximum of 15 candidates. 

After adding your health and safety face to face course 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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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. 

Benefits of The Mandatory Training Group’s food safety training

√ National Skills Academy for Health national delivery partner √ UK accredited e-learning provider √ nationally recognised CPD certificates √ interactive online learning courses √ free blended learning environment for individuals and organisations √ competitively priced online training courses

Food Safety Training | In-House Booking | Training for Healthcare | The Mandatory Training

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