Food handlers who have not received any formal training are being encouraged to sign up to a food safety course.
Charnwood Borough Council runs the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering and offers people the opportunity to learn the basics of food hygiene.
The course is aimed at people who are starting out in the catering industry and require some formal training.
Cllr Margaret Smidowicz, the Council’s lead member for regulatory services said “It’s important that people who handle and serve food to the public understand the basics.
“Our food safety team has developed this course which is a nationally recognised award to improve people’s knowledge and understanding. I would like to encourage those who have not had any formal training before to sign up for one of the courses available this year.”
The course will be held on several dates throughout the next 12 months at the Council’s Southfields Offices in Loughborough. Dates include:
- April 4
- July 4
- October 24
- January 23, 2020
People who attend will learn about legislation, food safety hazards, temperature control, food handling and principles of safe food storage.
The cost of the course is £50 (including VAT) per person. There are a limited number of places available on each course, so booking early to avoid disappointment is advised.
For further information and to book, please contact a member of the food safety team on 01509 634656 or visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/foodsafetycourse