Do I need food hygiene training to sell homemade food?

Since lockdown has eased, here at the Food Hygiene Company we’ve received loads of enquiries concerning the need for food hygiene training if you cooking at home and selling your food via social media. So in best Blue Peter fashion, here’s a blog we prepared earlier, last year in fact. It makes for interesting reading:…

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food bacteria

The World Health Organization has issued new guidance for food businesses operating during the pandemic. The principal points raised are: Can COVID-19 be contracted via food? It is highly unlikely that people can contract COVID-19 from food or food packaging. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and the primary transmission route is through person-to-person contact and…

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This photo shows a business transaction according to covid-19 food hygiene laws.

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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A man handles food with gloves, practicing good food hygiene.

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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food hygiene training

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the impact on food hygiene These are unprecedented times for many food business owners across the country as we learn to adapt to the government-imposed social distancing measures and restrictions set in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Fortunately, many food businesses have found ways to adapt their model and…

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food hygiene training

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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food hygiene training

Food hygiene training is an important feature of your continuous professional development if you work in a kitchen, not to mention a legal requirement if you serve, prepare, handle, or otherwise come into contact with food at work. You might be familiar with having your workplace training delivered in a kitchen environment by a senior…

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food hygiene training

If you own, run, or work in a food business in the United Kingdom, it’s your legal duty to take responsibility for food hygiene training. But when it comes to choosing the right food hygiene course for you, what should you be looking out for? The importance of food hygiene training at work Good food…

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This photo shows a food worker picking lettuce with gloves on.

There are a lot of misconceptions about the legal requirements for food hygiene training in the UK. The most common question, ‘is food hygiene training a legal requirement?’, is superficially quite simply to answer. It is not strictly the law that food businesses should make sure all staff have a food hygiene certificate. However, every…

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food hygiene training

As a paying customer, when it comes time for us to choose a place to eat, it doesn’t matter whether we’re simply grabbing a sandwich on our lunch break or booking a table in a fancy restaurant for a special occasion. In every possible scenario, we want to know for sure that our food is…

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