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Understanding Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations

Food Hygiene and Safety Training

Staff must be trained in a way that is appropriate for the work they do.

Food Standards Agency Guidance

This chapter quotes the legal requirements for training. Training your staff in food safety and food hygiene is an ongoing requirement – but how much training do your staff need in order to comply with the law?

The difference between an instructed and a skilled person is explained. The real requirement is that everyone can see the risks and avoid the hazards of their work.

Are courses and formal certification necessary?  Should staff be sent on food auditor training courses, or for food hygiene training?

Although there is at present no mandatory qualification necessary, there is a strong case for formal training. Otherwise it may be impossible to demonstrate due diligence.

Our new training and advice modules are available in the Food Solutions package contact for details.

Know the law, assess your business, then decide on appropriate training