It doesn’t matter what type of food establishment we’re talking about, the person in charge of it needs to make sure every employee is educated on what it takes to keep everything clean and sanitary. Whether the person being taught these facts is the waiter, host, food prep worker or chef, they will need to be taught the proper procedures in cleanliness and food safety. Food hygiene is vital in preventing the development of problematic diseases and food borne illnesses.
However, when looking for food hygiene courses, doing your research is vital. You shouldn’t go with the first business teaching these courses as not every organization is as dedicated and properly educated as you would want. There are certain companies that have a professional reputation for effectively providing these kinds of curriculum. Green Vision Training Centre is one of them. We are happy to offer a wealth of courses capable of making your team of professionals the best there is when it comes to food hygiene and safety. Consider contacting us if you are interested in courses or have any questions.
What is Food Hygiene?
Food hygiene is crucial in keeping a business afloat and avoiding any food-borne illnesses from attacking your loyal customers. This is why there is legislation and departments with the sole purpose of maintaining these standards. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) deals with the safety and hygiene of any establishments within England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and obtaining a certificate can ensure people will know you are safe to eat at.
Although, what will be asked of you can be narrowed down to a few notable points. Every surface touching food will need to be completely clean so there is no chance of contamination and carrying problematic bacteria. This means you shouldn’t be storing cooked and raw food together because this can cause problems with preparation and when it is ready to be eaten. Cooking food should also be done thoroughly or else other germs will start appearing. There might be preferred ways to eat something but it shouldn’t be hazardous to the consumer.
However, any place involving food will need to get food hygiene certificates, but the type of documentation needed depends on what the specific employee will be doing. It doesn’t matter if it’s a restaurant, takeout, hospital cafeteria, hotel dining, distributor, manufacturer, pop-up, or food truck, you will need to ensure you are up-to-date on your food safety certificates. Thankfully, there are companies who can help you with these educational situations.
Why Obtain a Food Hygiene Certificate?
Without classes teaching food workers how to properly handle and prepare food, the public would constantly be getting sick from problematic and unsafe practices. This is why the food hygiene education given helps both the government and public to know that a given establishment and its employees are trained in safe food practices. These rules were only enhanced by legislation being passed: i.e. the Food Safety Act of 1990, General Food Law Regulation (EC) No 178/2002, and the 2013 Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations. However, the certificate you receive is going to be based on your position involving food, which is why there are three different certificate options to choose from.
Level One Food Hygiene Certificate
Level one food hygiene training is going to encompass the basics because the people involved in this level of food service aren’t handling the food as closely as others. This is going to provide training for: front of house employees, checkout staff, waiters and waitresses, bar workers, food delivery drivers and Warehouse staff or—in summary—anyone involved with low risk level food service or previously wrapped foods.
Workers enrolled in this course will be taught the following:
- The most basic and fundamental elements of personal hygiene and habits
- Why hygiene is important
- How it deals with the current laws
- Understanding the health issues caused by contaminants
- How to manage cautious food safety protocols
- The best methods for cleaning and maintaining a safe establishment
This food hygiene course is meant to be precise, simple and affordable for any beginner.
Level Two Food Hygiene Certificate
Level two food hygiene courses are going to be more in-depth and fine-tuned for those actually dealing with food, such as: butchers, kitchen porters, line cooks, market stall holders, fishmongers, bakers and delicatessen workers—to name a few. However, these future students are going to be spending more money than those needing the previous class; £20.00 for Green Vision Training Centre’s class.
Thankfully, everything you will need to know as someone directly responsible for the food is going to be both in-depth and necessary. Here are some of the things this course offers:
- You will be in the forefront when it comes to knowledge about the varying potential physical, chemical, microbiological and allergenic hazards
- Best practices for food storage without risking any cross-contamination
- How to prepare each meal in accordance with governmental guidelines and laws
- Heightened information involving level one education
There will be no chance of issues forming when you enroll in this 2 hour course.
Level Three Food Hygiene Certificate
A level three food hygiene certificate is meant for any person involved with managing and overseeing a team of employees. This can be the sous chef, executives or the production manager but it mainly incorporates teaching these management level individuals what to do and how to teach their team the best practices. When it comes to it, you are responsible for how well everyone performs and when one person slacks off on cleaning duties, it naturally affects the safety of the meal at the end of the day.
This is why professionals looking at this kind of education are going to receive the following training:
- Knowledge about food poisoning and where it comes from
- How to control the contamination
- The types of food poisoning out there
- Checking and recording the temperature for each meal
- The value of proper and safe food handling and preservation
- How to work with each food management tool
- How to implement the best food safety management system
Additionally, it can cost £170.00 and take as long as 8 hours to finish this course, which is why you need to go with the best food safety training provider.
Contact Green Vision Training Centre Today!
Don’t risk allowing your staff the chance to seriously injure a customer; provide them with the best education there is. Green Vision Training Centre offers all three levels of food hygiene certificate courses necessary to ensure your employees and food quality are at their very best, especially if you run a tight ship with loads of business. We even have competitively priced classes for people to choose from so you don’t have to spend a small fortune on the necessary curriculum. Please contact us with any questions you may have or if you are concerned about what’s involved in each of these training courses.