QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (QCF)

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Food Safety / Food Hygiene for Retail


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Upcoming dates for this Food Safety for Retail course


The next dates for our fully accredited QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (QCF) courses are Thur 9 November and Wed 13 December 2017. The cost is £70 per person.

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The benefits of this one day Food Safety for Retail course

  • Businesses have a duty to their customers to produce food that is safe for consumption.
  • There are more than 500,000 cases of food poisoning in the UK each year.
  • More than 6,000 were admitted to hospital. Some died.
  • In 2014/2015, businesses in Chesterfield were issued 344 written enforcement notices. Derby received 1,116.
  • Doing our nationally accredited course ensures that nothing of importance is left out.
  • EU and UK regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties.
  • The Food Standards Agency says that 'Food business operators are required by law, to ensure that food handlers receive appropriate supervision and instruction/training in food hygiene in line with their work activity and should enable them to handle food safely’.
  • Our QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (QCF) is a nationally accredited qualification especially suitable for people working in, or planning to work in, the food retail industry, and complies with the training regulations.

In this Food Safety for Retail course we will cover:

  • The Importance of Food Safety
  • Food Safety Laws
  • Legal Responsibilities of Food Handlers
  • Types of Contamination and the Associated Risks
  • Bacteriology
  • Food poisoning
  • Foodborne Illnesses
  • An Introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Work Flow, Work Surfaces and Equipment
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Waste Disposal
  • Pest Control
    • Safe Food Handling Practices including Time and Temperature Controls
    • Preparation
    • Cooking and Reheating
    • Chilling
    • Cooling
    • Freezing
    • Thawing
    • Hot holding
    • Displaying food
    • Core temperatures
    • Food Preservation
    • Storage
    • Stock Control Procedures

Accredited, Ofqual regulated qualification

Our Food Safety for Retail training course is a nationally recognised, Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards. This means that you can be rest assured that your Food safety for Retail Certificate fulfills the legal requirements and is a very good way to make sure your employees are trained in Food Safety.