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QUALSAFE Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Tuesday 10 October 2017, 09:30am - 04:30pm

Reduce the Risks

Did you know that there are more than 500,000 cases of food  poisoning in the UK each year?

EU and UK regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties. However, having a good understanding of food safety practices is not only a legal requirement, it is also essential in protecting the health of both consumers and food handlers.

The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification for people working, or planning to work, in the food catering industry. The qualification is also ideal for those who come into contact with food handling areas due to the nature of their work, such as pest control officers and delivery personnel.

Successful candidates will gain a strong understanding of the importance of food safety, including correct food handling practices and measures to reduce the risk of contamination.

 

What's Covered

The importance of food safety

Food safety laws

Legal responsibilities of food handlers

Types of contamination and the associated risks

Bacteriology:

  • Food poisoning
  • Foodborne illnesses

An introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

Personal hygiene

Work flow, work surfaces and equipment

Cleaning and disinfection

Waste disposal

Pest control

     

Safe food handling practices including time and temperature controls:

  • Preparation
  • Cooking  and reheating
  • Chilling
  • Cooling
  • Freezing
  • Thawing
  • Hot holding
  • Displaying food
  • Core temperatures
  • Food preservation
  • Storage

Stock control procedures

 

Cost: £70 per person for members (£80 per person non members) (inc lunch)

Venue:  Wessex Community Action, Unit 6, Paxton Business Centre, Whittle Road, Churchfields, Salisbury SP2 7YR

Please complete the Booking Form and send it to info@wessexcommunityaction.org.uk