The Council has now moved to a new scheme for publishing the hygiene standards in local food businesses called the food hygiene rating scheme.
The Safety and Food Education (SaFE) Team provide nationally accredited training courses in a range of topics including:
Information and guidance on food safety
This training course is suitable for anyone who works in the food industry and should be the minimum level of knowledge for food handlers who have contact with unwrapped, high risk food. It has been designed to give an appreciation of the fundamentals of good safe practice. The training is available to individual candidates or can be customised to meet an organisation’s specific needs.
The food hygiene rating scheme is a local authority/Food Standards Agency partnership initiative.
This training course has been designed with supervisors and middle management in mind. It is intended to equip persons in a supervisory position with adequate knowledge to ensure that their company operates in a hygienic and efficient manner. The industry guides to good hygiene practice indicate that supervisors and people running their own business where high risk foods are handled should be educated to this level.
Anyone starting a new food business and anyone storing, preparing, distributing or selling food is required by law to register at least 28 days before opening.
Information on Food Allergens
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