Summer of Food Safety
Virtual College’s ‘Safe Summer Food’ campaign aims to provide helpful resources and advice to minimise the incidence of food poisoning, which can have serious, and sometimes even deadly, consequences.SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER
National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Week 2017
National Cupcake Week 2017 is being held between 18-24 September. To mark this celebration of all things sweet and miniature, Virtual College has created a range of free resources for budding bakers and cupcake fans everywhere.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.
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.
We are delighted that Virtual College have actively promoted our advice around safe summer food to their learners. It is great to see a training provider sharing helpful resources to help improve awareness of the 4 Cs of food hygiene: chilling, cooking, cleaning and avoiding cross-contamination.