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Be food safety aware

Uttlesford District Council is once again running the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering and has released details of its 2017-18 course programme.


Rigorous enforcement of food hygiene legislation is important but it is not, in itself, sufficient to prevent food poisoning. Food poisoning is normally caused by negligence or ignorance and consequently most experts in food hygiene believe a reduction in the high level of cases will only be achieved by the education of food handlers.

The aim of the course is to provide a good, basic understanding of nutrition. It covers the subject areas of legislation, food safety hazards, temperature control, refrigeration, chilling and cold holding, cooking, hot holding and reheating, food handling, food storage, cleaning, and food premises and equipment.

All courses take place at the Council Offices in Saffron Walden and run over two evenings, from 5.15pm to 8.30pm.

The 2017-18 programme is as follows:

Monday 10 & Wednesday 19 July 2017

Tuesday 12 & 19 September 2017

Thursday 16 & 23 November 2017

Tuesday 20 & 27 February 2018

The course fee is £80 per person which includes all course materials, the examination and certificate.

There are only 15 places available on each course, so early booking is advised.

For information or to book a place, visit our Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering section or contact the Environmental Health Team at or 01799 510483.

15 June 2017