Every year millions of people suffer from the effects of food poisoning bacteria, with symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps. Some of these people may even die. Many of these people will have eaten food which has been contaminated by poor food hygiene practices during preparation, storage or cooking. If you operate a food business, the importance of good food hygiene practices and procedures should not be under estimated.
Employers have a legal obligation to comply with the stringent rules of the Food Safety Act 1990 and the various Food Hygiene Regulations and it is these systems that are fundamental to a "due diligence" defence. Failure to comply with these regulations can carry heavy penalties for catering companies in the way of fines, poor staff morale, loss of business and a bad reputation and possibly even imprisonment.
You must implement and maintain ‘food safety management procedures’ based on the principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). HACCP focuses on identifying the critical points in a process where food safety problems, or hazards could arise and put steps in place to prevent things from going wrong.You must also:
If you fail to meet your legal obligations not only could you lose your business, and risk imprisonment, you could also be responsible for someone’s death.
You can prevent of all this by ensuring you and your staff have received food safety training. There are a number of different ways that Envesca can help you meet your obligations and give you peace of mind that you are doing everything you need to do.
We offer a number of different training soloutions: your staff can attend one of our Open Food Safety Training Courses in Gloucestershire, we can carry out In-Company Food Safety Training whereby bespoke Food Safety training can be provided at your premises and all your team can be trained at once, or there is an option to do online learning with our CIEH e-Learning courses.
Envesca offer a range of general Food Safety courses including:
Level 1 Food Safety Course which is designed to ensure that new employees with minimal or no prior food safety knowledgeare equipped with a basic knowledge of food safety to enable them to produce safe food.
Level 2 Food Safety Course is ideal for anyone working in a catering setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled. The aim of the course is to provide candidates with knowledge of the basic food safety practices. A half day refresher course is also available.
Level 3 Food Safety Course is intended principally for those who are operating in a supervisory role within the catering and hospitality, retail and manufacturing industries and provides progression from the Level 2 Awards in Food Safety. A one day refresher course is also available.
Level 4 Food Safety Course has been redesigned in order to be more relevant to specific business environments and is suitable for those working in food businesses at a managerial level and responsible for the planning and implementation of a cost-effective food hygiene programme and training. A one day refresher course is also available.
To ensure the content of the course is most relevant to your business environment; choose either the Catering, Manufacturing or Retail syllabus. If you’re not sure which course is right for you or your staff, then please call us on 01452 898180 and we’ll be happy to talk through your options.
In addition to our general Food Safety courses we also offer the following specialist courses:
Level 2 Award in the Principles of HACCP is perfect for anyone in a catering or manufacturing setting, where food is prepared, cooked and handled, to understand the principles and purpose of HACCP and be able to apply it correctly in their own workplace.
Level 3 Award in HACCP - Principles and Practice is perfect for business owners, managers and supervisors of small, medium-sized and large catering or manufacturing operations and will provide them with a thorough understanding of how to design, implement and maintain HACCP systems and how to apply them to the running of the business.
Envesca also offer courses covering Nutrition, Cleaning In Kitchens and Effective Auditing. In addition, bespoke training courses can be created to meet your individual company requirements.
If you are unsure of what level of training you or your staff should undergo then please call Shelley on 01452 898180 and she will happily help you assess the best way forward to ensure you are meeting your legal obligations
Cost effective group training that offers you the flexibility to fit in with the demands of your business. Courses can be adapted to relate specifically to the work activities of your employees.
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