Food Hygiene Course FAQs

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How can this article help me? Where the safety of your staff and customers are involved, food hygiene is a serious matter. However, the dense, scientific nature of food hygiene requirements often results in mass confusion. As such, to shed some light on food hygiene, we often publish helpful articles on topics such as food…

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Start a Food Business from Home: A Guide

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Introduction With many food businesses closed during the pandemic, lockdown offered an opportunity for many of us to hone our culinary talents. Perhaps you had a moment of realisation, mid-banana bread, that all this food you’ve been making is pretty great and maybe you should look into selling some of it locally. The problem is…

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Food Hygiene Level 2 Quiz

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We’ve created a Food Hygiene Level 2 Quiz as practice for those preparing to take a Level 2 Food Hygiene course. This quiz offers questions influenced by our actual Level 2 Food Hygiene for Catering course. It acts as a great personal barometer regarding whether you’re ready to get your CPD-accredited, verifiable certificate. In this…

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Food Hygiene for Childminders: A Guide

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Introduction – Food Hygiene for Childminders If you work as a childminder from your own home and provide food and drinks to children, you must abide by UK Food Safety requirements. Whilst proper food safety practice is vital for any business providing food to the public, the consequences of poor food hygiene for childminders can…

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Reopening Checklist: Food Business After Covid

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Introduction After a year of torrid uncertainty, it seems that the current Covid-restrictions will be the last. The government has outlined the roadmap out of lockdown, detailing the partial, but vital, reopening of businesses from April 12th. However, you must follow the government’s updated rules for food safety. As a gift from the Food Hygiene…

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Bad Food Hygiene: What Does it Cost?

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If you run a business, you often have to make a decision about the costs and benefits of staff training. We suggest you beware of the dangers of so-called ‘free’ courses, for example, as you tend to get what you pay for. Bad food hygiene practice, however, is always the most costly option. That said,…

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How many Restaurants and Cafes are there in the UK?

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As of 30 July 2021, there are 107,471 restaurants and cafes in the UK that have an active food hygiene rating. This includes all types of restaurant, for example staff canteens. In the last 12 months, there were 9,074 restaurants and cafes opened throughout the country. This averages 756 per month or 25 per day. The impact…

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COVID-19 Food Hygiene Certificate: What You Should Know

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Food hygiene training is still vital, despite the current pandemic. If you’re still serving food, you still have a legal requirement to train yourself and your staff in proper food hygiene practice. This is in the interests of your customers, your staff and, of course, your business reputation. That said, it can be difficult to…

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Lost Food Hygiene Certificate: What to Do Next

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If you handle food at work, it is a legal requirement to have food hygiene training. This ensures the safety of the general public, your fellow staff and your business reputation. You will be visited by the Environmental Health Officer, who always wants evidence of this training. One of the best forms of evidence is…

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What can poor food hygiene cause?

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If you work in a kitchen or otherwise prepare food as part of your job role, you have a legal responsibility to complete food hygiene training. This duty ensures the safety of you, your colleagues, and everyone that you are serving food to, whether those individuals are members of the public, people you care for,…

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