The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is responsible for food safety and food hygiene across the UK. It also works with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations.
The main piece of legislation that covers food safety is the Food Safety Act. This act includes guidance and enforcement on how food safety must be managed.
Good standards of food safety and hygiene are essential to ensure the safety and cleanliness of food. As consumers of food, we expect food to not only taste good but also not to cause us any harm.
Food safety and hygiene is mostly concerned with avoiding food poisoning. The symptoms of food poisoning are fully explained and those individuals who are more at risk, are highlighted. The course also describes how bacteria can multiply very quickly. Additionally, the information educates users on the difference between food poisoning and food allergies Symptoms of food allergies both mild and severe and the potential impact on health is explained. A comprehensive allergen list is provided and the significance of cross contamination is outlined.
Main sections in this Food Safety Level 1 online training:
- Food Safety Law
- Personal Hygiene
- Final Test