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Food Safety

The law requires that all food handlers need to be trained according to their food handling work activities.

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.

While many believe that common illnesses like diarrhoea and sickness derive from bacteria outside of the kitchen, they’re actually more likely to develop from poor hygiene. Food poisoning is usually a direct result of inadequate hygiene with germs for foods like meat, poultry, eggs, fish and seafood, raw fruit and raw vegetables. It can often be a result of food not being cooked properly, bacteria being transferred to kitchen surfaces or contamination with other foods.

In these instances, poor hygiene when preparing and serving food can cause illnesses that can easily be avoided, which is why it is important to follow the four Cs 

HACCP is a way of managing food safety hazards. Food safety management procedures should be based on HACCP principles. 

HACCP involves:

  • looking closely at what you do in your business, what could go wrong and what risks there are to food safety
  • identifying any critical control points the areas a business needs to focus on to ensure those risks are removed or reduced to safe levels
  • deciding what action you need to take if something goes wrong
  • making sure that your procedures are being followed and are working
  • keeping records to show your procedures are working

It is important to have food safety management procedures that are appropriate for your business.

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3 DAY - LEVEL 3 AWARD IN FIRST AID AT WORK COURSE (RQF)
An enjoyable and stimulating course.
Daniel R September 24, 2021
3 DAY - LEVEL 3 AWARD IN FIRST AID AT WORK COURSE (RQF)
I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed the First Aid at Work course! Paul is a fantastic trainer - he’s very engaging and it’s obvious that he genuinely cares about making sure his trainees have the knowledge and skills needed to confidently perform first aid if required. There was the perfect balance of theory and practical activities, and I was really impressed by how Paul promoted covid safety and being respectful to each other when we were undertaking the practical elements. I’ve had such an enjoyable three days and feel like I’ve learned so much! Keep up the good work, Paul - I hope our paths cross sometime in the future (maybe on the refresher course!)
Jessica G September 24, 2021
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Excellent course
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Our Food Courses

At Green Cross Training, we pride ourselves on our ability to fulfill our customers’ requirements and offer a flexible, tailored approach to your food safety training requirements.

Basic Food Hygiene

The TQUK or Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety (RQF) provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the importance of good personal and workplace hygiene. It allows learners to take responsibility for food safety in a work environment. They will also understand how to keep food safe from contamination..

Food Hygiene for Supervisors

This qualification is to support a role in the workplace and give learners personal growth and engagement in learning. The qualification is designed for learners who are at, or wish to progress to, a higher or supervisory level within a food catering business.

Basic HACCP Training

This qualification is aimed at those working in a food manufacturing environment. The qualification is intended for learners already working in food manufacturing and those who are preparing to work in the industry. The qualification is especially useful for those involved in maintaining HACCP in a manufacturing environment, and for those who are or will be part of a HACCP team.

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We offer a comprehensive range of regulated and individually tailored courses which are brought to life by enthusiastic professional instructors.  We continually monitor learner feedback and course satisfaction to ensure we maintain our unrivalled standards..