If you are a manager or supervisor in a retail establishment then you have an important role to play in promoting food safety legislation in the workplace, encouraging other staff members to follow good food hygiene training practices and contributing towards the business’s food safety management system. By law, food handlers of all levels must be appropriately trained, and this Level 3 course aims to help managers and supervisors understand their vital day-to-day responsibilities.
The Food Safety Course uses a variety of written text, interactive exercises, and video content to provide learners with up-to-date knowledge of how to comply with food safety law, including information on how to prevent contamination, promote the correct cleaning, hygiene, and food temperature controls, and implement the basics of a HACCP food safety management system.
This Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Retail course is suitable for managers and supervisors in all types of retail establishments, including market stalls, farm shops, grocery stores, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, fishmongers, wholesalers, and delicatessens.
Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs states that food handlers must be trained in food hygiene matters ‘commensurate with their work activities.’ This Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Retail course ensures that managers and supervisors comply with this regulation by providing a detailed knowledge of food safety principles, promoting best practice among workers in the retail premises and an understanding of how to implement a HACCP food safety management system.
The course is also recommended for catering businesses who are aiming to achieve a level 5 in the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (formerly Scores on the Doors), understand more about the Safer Food, Better Business for Retail pack and have knowledge of how to implement an effective HACCP system. If you are a food handler below the level of manager or supervisor then the Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail training course is more suited to your needs.
On successful completion of the course, you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our Food Safety courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content approved training.
Additionally, this Food Safety course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality as providing independently-evaluated, quality content that teaches good practice standards.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
This course has been audited and approved by Environmental Health Officers: the training materials have been independently reviewed and are verified as containing the necessary knowledge to achieve the level of training specified.
By the end of this course learners will:
Once you have completed all of the online training material you will be able to take the online assessment. The assessment consists of 45 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked instantly so you will know whether you have passed as soon as you finish.
If you don’t pass the assessment you can review the course material and take the assessment again as many times as necessary at no extra charge
|1||Introduction to Supervising Food Safety||Why food safety is important, who is most at risk, the foods that cause illness, key terms, and the role of a supervisor.|
|2||Food Safety Legislation||Current legislation, enforcing the law, fines and prosecution, due diligence, food business operator and employee responsibilities, and investigating outbreaks of food-borne illness.|
|3||Food Contamination||Physical, chemical, microbial, and allergenic contamination, cross-contamination, and detecting contaminants.|
|4||Controlling Contamination||Deliveries, food storage, stock control, recording and labeling, use-by dates, best before dates, food service and delivery, and the role of a supervisor.|
|5||Micro-Organisms, Food Poisoning, and Viruses||Risks caused by spoilage organisms, bacterial growth (nutrients, moisture, acidity, temperature, time, and atmosphere), spoilage microbes, food poisoning, food-borne illness, and food-borne viruses.|
|6||Non-Bacterial Food Poisoning||Chemical food poisoning, metals, poisonous plants, poisonous fish, and mycotoxins.|
|7||Temperature Control||Safe temperatures, food deliveries, fridge and freezer temperatures, and hot and cold holding.|
|8||Checking, Verifying, and Recording Temperatures||Measuring equipment, air temperature, how to take food temperatures, and recording temperature checks.|
|9||Waste, Cleaning, and Disinfection||Storing waste, waste removal, benefits of cleaning, supervising cleaning, six stages of cleaning, cleaning chemicals, cleaning work equipment surfaces, and cleaning schedules.|
|10||Pest Control||Common pests, rats, mice, cockroaches, controlling pests and supervising pest control.|
|11||Personal Hygiene||Supervisor responsibilities, monitoring standards, handwashing, skin infections and wounds, sickness, protective clothing, hair, jewelry, and smoking and eating at work.|
|12||Training Staff||Why training is important, levels of training, staff induction training, ongoing training, staff training records, and the role of management.|
|13||Implementing a Food Safety Management System||Choose a HACCP team, describe the products and ingredients, identify the products’ uses and consumers, construct a flow diagram, confirm the flow diagram in the premises, hazard analysis, determine critical control points, establish critical limits, monitor critical control points, establish corrective actions, establish verification procedures and record keeping.|
|14||Training Staff||Traceability, tracking fresh food, product recalls the role of a supervisor, and inspections and audits.|