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Food hygiene course on offer in Exeter for catering and retail employees

Published: 21 June 2022

Food hygiene course on offer in Exeter for catering and retail employees Food hygiene course on offer

Employees wanting to find out more about food hygiene and obtain an industry-recognised certificate are invited to take part in a course being run by the City Council in Exeter next month.

The Council are delivering a Level 2 award in Food Safety and Hygiene at The Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, on Thursday 7 July.

The objective of this course is to cover the principles of food hygiene for food handlers working in either a catering or retail environment.

The qualification is also suitable for learners and employees engaged in other food-based vocational training and employment.

The one-day course will be held from 9.30am to 5pm. Lunch is not provided. The cost is £55.

The topics covered include:

  • Basic bacteriology
  • Food poisoning
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food contamination
  • Food storage and temperature control
  • Pest control
  • Design of premises and equipment
  • Cleaning
  • Law and management
  • Examination

The course ends with a short multiple-choice test where candidates will need to achieve 20 correct answers from the 30 questions to receive the Royal Society for Public Health level 2 award in Food Safety in Catering certificate.

An oral option is available for those who require this – it should be stated at the time of booking whether an oral examination is required. In the event that this can’t be provided on the day of the course, attendees may be asked to return for the examination at a later date.

For further information or to book a place contact Huw Edwards, Project and Support Officer, Environmental Health and Community Safety, on 01392 265147 or email

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