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.SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER
Introducing the Summer of Food Safety
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.Read press release
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.Take the Quiz
Food hygiene posters
14 main food allergens poster
14 main food allergens to be aware of when preparing food.Download Poster
Food allergy symptoms poster
The mild and severe symptoms of a food allergyDownload Poster
Hygiene inspection checklist poster
Full checklist of criteria for passing your hygiene inspection.Download Poster
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.Download e-Cards
Food Hygiene: why you should know the four Cs
By practicing the four Cs of food hygiene – cross-contamination, cleaning, cooking and chilling – those working with food can avoid food poisoning and other illnesses.
Top tips for summer food safety
For professional food handlers, a hot summer can be a period of great opportunity. Sunny weather usually gets people in the mood for outdoor dining, thanks to the barbecue season kicking off and open-air buffets, food carts and pop-up stalls all offering seasonal treats.
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.FIND OUT MORE
How can your business reduce summer food wastage?
For business owners in the dining and hospitality sectors, the issue of food wastage is one that simply cannot be ignored. Not only does wasted food represent a serious environmental concern, but it can also cost your company significant amounts of money.
Common food safety mistakes your staff can avoid
When it comes to running a food business, even the smallest of food safety mistakes can have big consequences. For any food business, the key to success is high standards and good food safety practices.
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!
Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene Course
This Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene course is a great way to introduce beginners to food safety. This may include cooking at home, work experience in a food environment, or self-development for those who have an interest in food handling.
Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Course
This Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene course allows every catering business, regardless of size, to provide all staff with first class training at a fraction of the cost and disruption of classroom based training.