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Food Safety and Hygiene Essentials - Certified by CPD

Whether you work in food preparation, handling or serving; it is essential that you understand the principles of basic food safety and hygiene. This Food Safety and Hygiene Essentials course breaks down the key components to food hazards, food poisoning, food contamination, personal hygiene and food preparation and storage, via a short and accessible course.

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After completing this online course, learners will have a basic understanding of the essential principles to food safety and hygiene. For those wishing for a more detailed and comprehensive understanding, we recommend you take our Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2 course.


It is essential that anyone coming into contact with food has a basic level of food safety and hygiene understanding, in order to protect themselves, and others they work with or care for. Industries include:

  • Employed or self employed
  • Restaurants and hotels
  • Fast food outlets and takeaways
  • Cafes and bars
  • Kitchens
  • Catering in hospitals, schools and colleges
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Offices
  • Health and Social Care staff

About this course

The course complies with Food Hygiene Regulations 2006, and will help you or your staff to gain a basic level of food safety and hygiene understanding.

There are interactive screens, and thought-provoking questions designed to keep the learner engaged all the way through the course. This short course features a series of ten quiz questions to test the learner’s understanding.

Learning objectives

In this course you will learn about:

  • Storing food
  • Preparing food
  • Serving food
  • Ensuring good personal hygiene

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Course assessment and certification

On successful completion of the final assessment a downloadable certificate is immediately available.

Additional information

Accreditation/Endorsements: Continuing Professional Development Accreditation Service (CPD)

Audio: Yes

Available for immediate enrolment: Yes

Completion Criteria: Pass Final Test, Visit All Pages

Course Duration in Minutes: Pass Final Test, Visit All Pages

Course Publisher: Me Learning

Language: English

Level: Level 1

Suitable Devices: PC

Video: Yes


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£20.00 excluding VAT

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