Food Safety

Level 3 Food Safety – Retail

The Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Retail is a three-day course and is aimed at those working in the food retail industry who are at or wish to progress to a higher or supervisory level.

The Food Safety Act 1990 and regulations made thereunder place a legal responsibility on food handlers for ensuring that food eaten by customers is safe to eat and does not cause harm to people’s health. Any food industry business has a responsibility to improve public health and meet the requirements of the law, including maintaining good hygiene standards at all times. The responsibility lies with the retailer as much as producers, packers or distributors.

All food businesses must have a HACCP based food safety management system in place that can be regularly monitored and updated as necessary. Our Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Retail is designed to assist you in achieving those goals.

Who should attend?

  • Supervisors in a food retail environment
  • Anyone interested in supervising food safety practices
  • People undertaking this qualification must be 16 years of age or above

What’s included in the course syllabus?

  • The importance of food safety management procedures and comply with the law
  • The role of the supervisor in maintaining food safety
  • Ensuring that microbiological, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards are controlled
  • Ensuring good temperature control and stock rotation
  • The importance of ensuring good personal hygiene and preventing contamination, including handwashing, protective clothing, cuts, training and reporting illness
  • Ensuring that work areas and equipment are kept clean and safe
  • Ensuring safe waste disposal and pest management
  • Implementing food safety management systems

How long does it take to complete?

This course is normally completed in three days, 20 contact hours.

What does the course fee cover?

  • Training to national standards
  • Manual/course materials
  • Certificate on successful completion and assessment

How is the course assessed?

  • Written multiple choice examination.
  • Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a minimum pass mark of 60%

If you are interested in this course, please call us on 01527 833834 or complete this enquiry form.

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