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Food Hygiene FAQs

Find out more about our key Food Hygiene topics and course with our in depth FAQs.

Food Hygiene FAQs

What is a basic food hygiene certificate?

The Level 2 Food Hygiene Course used to be known as the basic food hygiene certificate. Today, Level 1 is an introductory food safety course for people who are beginning to cook at home, while Level 3 is the qualification that food supervisors and managers need

How can I get a food hygiene certificate?

Food hygiene certificates can easily be obtained via an online e-learning course. You'll find courses tailored specifically to different sectors like catering and retail, but the Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate fits the general legal requirements for food handlers.

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Food Allergy FAQs

How do food allergies develop?

The exact reasons why food allergies develop aren’t always clear, with research indicating both genetic and environmental causes. For example, if a family member has a food allergy, that makes it more likely that you will develop one too, while the bacteria in your stomach can also cause it.

What information has to be on a food label?

The product name, safe handling precautions, which may include pictograms or other supplier label information; and a reference to the Safety Data Sheet should be included on a food label.

Food Allergy Awareness Training

Food Safety FAQs

Do I need a food hygiene rating?

If you are making and selling food from home, it is not compulsory to obtain or display a food hygiene rating.

Is food hygiene training a legal requirement?

Yes, food hygiene training is a legal requirement for anyone that works with food.

Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering Course


What does HACCP stand for?

HACCP stands for ‘Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points’.

What is the purpose of a food safety management system?

The purpose of a food safety management system such as HACCP is to ensure businesses implement adequate food safety procedures which help protect both consumers and the businesses themselves by adhering to a set of safety principles.

How long is a HACCP certification valid?

HACCP code certificates are valid indefinitely, but it is recommended that they are renewed every 3 years.

Level 2 HACCP Training Course

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