Food Hygiene Resources and Advice
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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.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
The 60 Second Chef and Virtual College
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.
What is a food hygiene certificate?
Those working in the food industry will often be able to present a food hygiene certificate to their employer, but what does the certificate actually stand for?
Food Hygiene: What are the rules?
Any business that produces or sells food in the UK is required by law to follow food safety regulations. Naturally, it’s important for businesses to put these regulations into practice if they want to be successful and keep their customers coming back.
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.
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.DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC
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.