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Get food safety smart

Uttlesford District Council is once again running the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering and has issued details of its 2018-19 course programme.

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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 food safety practices. 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 they consist of about six hour's tuition run over two evenings.

The 2018-19 programme is as follows:

Tuesday 20 & 27 February 2018

Wednesday 18 & 25 April 2018

Tuesday 3 & 10 July 2018

Thursday 13 & 20 September 2018

Tuesday 20 & 27 November 2018

Wednesday 6 & 13 February 2019

The course fee is £80 per person which includes all course materials.

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 page or contact the Environmental Health Administrator, Lesley Johnston, via email ljohnston@uttlesford.gov.uk or 01799 510483.

2 February 2018