Level 2 Food Safety In Catering


The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 2006 require all staff who handle food, to be trained, instructed and/or supervised in food hygiene procedures and practices commensurate with their activities.

Food poisoning is normally caused by negligence or ignorance and consequently most experts in food hygiene believe that a reduction in the high level food poisoning cases will only be achieved by the education of food handlers.

Among those who would benefit from this training programme:

The HABC Level 2 Awards in Food Safety,this award is for anyone working in a catering sector where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

Learning outcomes:

Successful completion of this course will enable candidates to understand:

  • The laws that apply to food businesses and food handlers
  • The concepts of food hazards
  • The importance of utilising appropriate storage conditions for different types of food
  • The importance of high standards of cleaning in food premises to promote good hygiene


  • Food Poisoning- The main causes of food poisoning, sources of bacteria which cause food poisoning and related symptoms
  • Bacteriology- The characteristics of bacteria and their potential to cause disease and spoil food
  • Prevention of Contamination and Food poisoning- The importance of correct handling, preparation, cooling and processing of food
  • Personal Hygiene- The importance of personal hygiene in food handling and how risks can be eliminated.
  • Premises, Equipment and Pest Control- The importance of food premises being suitably constructed, fitted out and equipped
  • Cleaning and Disinfection- The importance of regular, systematic cleaning and disinfection procedures
  • Legislation- The basic requirements of the food safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and all subsequent regulations

Entry requirements:

Participants should have an interest in food safety


Multiple choice examination

Length of Programme:

One day


Level 3 Award in Supervising HACCP in Catering.
Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets.

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