What is it?
Holders of qualifications based on this specification will have a knowledge and understanding of: the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems.
These topics are regarded by the Food Standards Agency as being important to understanding and maintaining good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food.
Who is it for?
This qualification is designed principally for those handling and/or preparing food within a retail environment. The trainee’s role may include the handling of wrapped food or the handling (or preparation) of unwrapped food, including food subject to temperature control requirements.
Applicable job roles would include those working in food storage areas, in-store bakeries, hot food preparation and service areas. Other job roles could include those working on the fish, meat, or fresh produce of delicatessen counters within the retail environment.