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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.


National Baking Week

A celebration of all things sweet and savoury

National Baking Week 2017 launches on the 16th October with the ultimate aim to encourage people of all abilities to be able to bake treats throughout the week!

As a celebration of baking week, Virtual College has created a range of free resources for baking lovers everywhere including blogs and infographics. You can also test your knowledge with our ultimate baking quiz!

National Baking Week Resources

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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The 60 Second Chef and Virtual College

Patrick Drake the 60 Second Chef

Introducing The 60 Second Chef

Do you want to learn how to make delicious food that helps you get the most out of life, but don’t have the time or not sure where to begin?

Patrick Drake, head chef at HelloFresh, has created a range of fun videos teaching basic cooking skills in just 60 seconds. Known as ‘The 60 Second Chef’, Patrick will help you to be confident in the kitchen. Fast.

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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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Food allergens

Good Food Allergen Information is Good for Business

Food handlers have a legal responsibility to serve safe food. Thats why providing good allergen information is vital if you want your customers to trust the food that you serve.

This information has been shared in partnership with the Food Standards Agency. Click below to download this infographic.


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