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Food Hygiene Resources and Advice

Whether you’re a business looking for information to meet your legal requirements, or an individual with an interest in food preparation and safety, we offer a wide variety of free resources and advice.


Introducing the Summer of Food Safety

Hot food on the barbeque

Virtual College supports the Food Standards Agency

Summer is the perfect chance to enjoy food outdoors with family and friends but the risk of getting food poisoning from Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella and some E. coli rises over the hotter months.

Throughout the season, Virtual College will be supporting the Food Standards Agency by sharing its advice and research findings to help promote a safe summer of food.

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Test your food hygiene knowledge with our free food hygiene quiz

Do you know what happens to bacteria when food is frozen? What about the date marks required by food law in the UK?

See if you have the food hygiene knowledge to take on our beardy quizmaster and beat the ultimate food hygiene quiz.

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Food hygiene posters

Food allergens poster

14 main food allergens poster

14 main food allergens to be aware of when preparing food.

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Food Allergy Symptoms

Food allergy symptoms poster

The mild and severe symptoms of a food allergy

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Hygiene inspection checklist poster

Hygiene inspection checklist poster

Full checklist of criteria for passing your hygiene inspection.

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Food Safety Cards

Free e-cards - Great for sharing!

These food hygiene e-cards are great for sharing by email or social media.

The cards in this downloadable pack include tips on keeping food chilled, ensuring it is properly cooked and avoiding cross-contamination.

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La Stazione case study

Serving over 140,000 coffees a year, La Stazione is a bustling, friendly cafe bar. It is located next to the railway station in the heart of Ilkley.

La Stazione wanted to ensure their staff were not only trained in food safety and hygiene but that there was a means of testing and tracking their understanding.


Handy infographics

5 Keys to Food Safety

5 Keys to Food Safety

The 5 key ways to ensure food safety

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Handwashing infographic image

Effective handwashing

The 7 steps to effective hand hygiene

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What food hygiene course do you need?

Food hygiene training

What food hygiene course do you need?

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Grill safety this summer

Get ready to grill safely!

This is a useful resource for those of you who love barbeques.

This infographic explains the separation, chilling, cleaning, cooking and refrigeration process to ensure you follow good food safety practices this summer!

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