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Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering


This comprehensive one day course will provide participants with a strong basic knowledge of food hygiene. It is suitable forthose who already work within the catering industry as food handlers or enter catering premises as part of their job role i.e. maintenance engineers, business owners and managers.

What will I study?

Students will receive a tour of St Helens College's award winning kitchen to understand how Food Safety is implemented in the workplace in order to avoid food poisoning incidents. The following areas will be covered:

  • How successful work flow, use of work surfaces and equipment can reduce contamination risks and aid cleaning

  • Risks to food safety caused by cross contamination and contamination of microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards

  • How to deal with recognition, reporting and disposal of food

  • The correct practices and procedures for storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding serving and transporting food

  • How to monitor temperatures when storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food

  • The importance of effective personal hygiene practices in food safety and the reduction of cross contamination

  • Cleaning, disinfection methods, safe use and storage of cleaning chemicals and materials, and waste disposal

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Students can progress onto courses such as Level 3 RSPH Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering.

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