Food Safety Training

Food Safety Training

Under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, food business proprietors are required to ensure that all their staff engaged in food handling activities are suitably trained and/or instructed in food hygiene matters.

Food businesses must make sure that any staff handling food:

  • are supervised, instructed and trained in food hygiene
  • have relevant training for the job

Those responsible for developing and maintaining the food business’s food safety management procedures must have received adequate training to enable them to do this.

The skills taught in official training programmes can also be learned by:

  • training on-the-job
  • self-study
  • relevant prior experience


Useful Links

The following outside organisations can help with advice and training: