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How Often Should I Renew My Food Hygiene Certificate?

May 29, 2019

How Often Should I Renew My Food Hygiene Certificate?

Staying up to date with the latest food and safety regulations is the best way to avoid risks. It can also have a whole host of other benefits, so it’s well worth ensuring your employees have full awareness of food hygiene standards.

It is not required by law but in the UK, it is recommended that for industry Best practice your food hygiene certificate is renewed every three years.

It is important for workers in the food industry to take a food hygiene refresher course to ensure that they have up to date food hygiene knowledge.

  • Reasons to renew your training.
  • The importance of food safety procedures, risk assessment, safe food handling and behaviour
  • How individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety
  • The importance of keeping him/herself clean and hygienic
  • The importance of keeping food safe
  • The correct reporting of food safety hazards and outline the legal responsibilities of food handlers
  • The importance of clean and tidy work areas and equipment
  • The importance of pest control, cross contamination including microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards
  • Dealing with food spoilage
  • Safe food handling practices and procedures for storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food
  • The importance of temperature control
  • Good practices in stock control

The overall aim of hygiene awareness training is to develop a knowledge of the basic principles of food hygiene. The topics covered may include:

  • Temperature control
  • Food poisoning
  • Personal health and hygiene
  • Cross contamination
  • Food storage
  • Waste disposal
  • Foreign body contamination
  • Awareness of pests.

In many cases, food poisoning could be avoided with the proper food safety procedures put into place. Training is essential to ensure that staff understand their responsibilities in terms of food handling.

You can read our previous blog post Heated Delivery Bags - Why They Might Benefit Your Restaurant

Ultimate Heat provide heated delivery bags to takeaway outlets and caterers. They are designed to deliver hot takeaway food from kitchen to fork as hot as it left your oven.

You can order our Ultimate heat bags online or simply read more about us here.

We offer free technical pre-sales advice, if you are not 100% certain what options best for your business, please give us a call, email or live chat via the website and our technical team will offer you advice. Call: +44 (0) 1854 611 222


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