Food businesses must make sure that any staff who handle food are supervised and instructed and/or trained in food hygiene in a way that is appropriate for the work they do.
The person or people responsible for developing and maintaining the business's procedures must have received adequate training to enable them to do this.
There is no legal requirement to attend a formal training course or obtain a qualification, although many businesses may want their staff to do so. The necessary skills could also be obtained in other ways, such as through on-the-job training, self-study or relevant prior experience. You should keep a record of any training your staff have received.
However, if during a food hygiene inspection food handlers are found to have inadequate food hygiene knowledge, the inspector will require them to receive instruction and/or training.
The Commercial Team offers the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Foundation Certificate in Food Safety.
Duration: 1 day (9.30am-5pm)
This course is suitable for anyone working in a catering setting. It provides basic knowledge in the safe handling of food and prevention of food poisoning.
Dartford Borough Council - To be announced
Telephone 01322 343434
See the Food Hygiene Course leaflet for details of other courses being held in Kent.