Level 1 Food Safety – Retail
Preparing, cooking, serving or selling food is a strictly regulated industry. Complex and detailed laws govern how food should be handled, kept, processed and cooked before it is given to the public. This Level 1 Food Safety – Retail course outlines the basics.
Ensuring the best possible levels of food hygiene is critical. Poor food handling can lead to food poisoning, which can be fatal. By understanding issues such as pest control and waste management, you can put your organisation in a far stronger position.
Is this the right Level 1 Food Safety – Retail course for you?
This Level 1 Food Safety Retail training course is one of a range of online food safety training courses that we offer.
It is ideally suited to employees who might be new to the retail industry or professional food handling.
Employees handling low-risk or wrapped foods (category A), as well as those with minimal or no previous food safety knowledge, should be enrolled on this course as soon as possible.
Other roles that can benefit from this programme include waiting and check-out staff, kitchen porters, and warehouse staff.
Level 1 Food Safety – Retail: what is covered?
Starting with the Food Safety Act 1990, students get an understanding of relevant food safety legislation during the first module of this course.
They are also taught about the consequences if they – or the organisations they work for – do not follow the law.
This first module is designed to be useful to both employees and employers operating with food in a retail setting.
The second module considers a range of the most probable food safety hazards to be aware of, including physical, biological, allergenic and chemical hazards.
It covers the entire delivery-to-service process and advises on the best courses of action employees and employers can take to mitigate those hazards.
Next comes a detailed look at risk control and the prevention of food contamination, putting retail customers’ safety at the centre of the focus by looking at how to maintain clean, tidy and effective food storage and preparation premises.
Tidying, washing up, cleaning and personal hygiene are all covered in depth.
Finally, students consider the role of pests in food hygiene and contamination issues.
They develop an understanding of the environments that can attract pests as well as how to deter them in order to avoid unwanted food contamination.
Modules included in the course
Module 1 Food Safety Legislation
Module 2 Hazards from Delivery to Service
Module 3 Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination)
Module 4 Pests, Premises and People
How long will it take to complete this course and how will I be assessed?
Most students complete this course in 50 minutes, so it is realistic to expect to attain your certificate of achievement in just one hour.
You are assessed through four multiple choice tests – one at the end of each module.
To pass each module, you need to score at least 75% in the multiple choice test. You must pass all four modules in order to successfully complete the training.
Which bodies recognise this training course?
Students looking to complete this course can be reassured by its external recognition.
That means you can buy with confidence, knowing you are set to receive the knowledge and understanding you need in order to ensure continued best practice in all food safety (retail) settings.
Course: Level 1 Food Safety – Retail
Accreditations and approvals: RoSPA and CPD
Course time: 50 minutes
Assessment method: Multiple choice test
Pass mark: 75% in each module
Cost: £15 + VAT
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