This qualification will enable you to have basic knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems.
This is important to understanding and maintaining good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food.
This qualification is usually delivered over one day and assessment is by a 20 minute multiple-choice examination consisting of 16 questions.
Recommended resource: Essential Food Hygiene 4th Edition.
This qualification is appropriate for anybody wishing to have an awareness of food hygiene. It has also been designed to help the food and catering industries to provide training to a safe level for those who perform 'low risk' tasks such as clearing tables, maintaining stores, 'meals on wheels' and other such similar duties.
It is also relevant to employees working in food factories but not in 'high risk' sections of the plant and people whose work requires them to enter food premises e.g. equipment maintenance engineers, off-site business owners/managers and delivery personnel.
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Ofqual reference number: 601/4296/0