Food Safety

To provide underpinning knowledge required to enable learners to safely handle all aspects relating to food preparation and delivery to clients and promote the safety and well-being of all clients who consume food and drink within the environment.


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Understand their role and legal obligations when handling food
  • Describe the symptoms and consequences of food poisoning
  • Identify potential contamination hazards
  • Explain the requirements for bacterial growth to occur
  • Understand the importance of both personal and environmental hygiene practices
  • Describe a range of ways to prevent cross contamination
  • Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining correct temperatures in both cooking and storing foods
  • Explain how to store food, maximise hygiene when handling food and disposing of food
  • Identify when pests are present in food areas


Course content

  • Importance of food safety
  • The law
  • Statistics
  • Food hazards
    • Physical
    • Chemical
    • Allergens
    • Bacterial
  • Bacterial growth
  • Food poisoning
  • Personal hygiene
    • Hand washing
    • Good v bad practice
  • Environmental hygiene
    • Cleaning and schedules
    • Cleaning products and equipment
    • Waste management
    • Pest control
  • Handling food safely
  • Cross contamination
  • Use of equipment
  • Temperature control
  • Cooking foods
  • Cooling foods
  • Refrigeration
  • Freezing
  • Storage


Learners will be assessed by –

  • Ability to answer questions during course
  • Discussion following feedback from activities


Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264
e: info@medexgroup.co.uk



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