Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail

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Study method
Online, self-paced
5 hours
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
5 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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The Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail course is designed to provide those who work in the retail industry who serve and handle food with an in-depth understanding of their legal requirements in the workplace.

This food hygiene and safety training course is ideal for those who work in supermarkets, delicatessens, food markets and other retail environments where food is regularly handled and served. You will learn about food contamination prevention measures, personal hygiene best practice, temperature control, how HACCP systems work, and much more.

By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and practical skills to ensure high standards of food hygiene and safety in the workplace, in compliance with the Food Safety Act. Learn from an experienced professional, with step-by-step guidance and case studies.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the law and legislation surrounding food handling
  • Implement bacteria contamination prevention control measures and identify high-risk foods
  • Identify physical, chemical and allergenic hazards in the workplace
  • Understand the rules regarding storing, refrigerating and freezing foods
  • Ensure the correct food temperature control measures
  • maintain a high standard of personal hygiene in the workplace

Key Features of Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail

  • Accredited, quality CPD training
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Course material developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced learning accessible via laptop, tablet and smartphone
  • 24/7 Learning assistance and tutor support
  • Discounts on bulk purchases


5 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Course media



Module 1: Food Hygiene and Safety: Legislation

In module one, we will explore the food hygiene and safety regulations and legislations for handling food in a retail environment.

Module 2: Bacteria and Microbiological Hazards

In module two, we will learn about how food bacteria spreads, and the prevention measures we can implement in the workplace.

Module 3: Physical, Chemical and Allergenic Hazards

In module three, we will gain an in-depth understanding of the major types of allergens, as well as physical and chemical contamination.

Module 4: Food Storage

In module four, we will learn the correct procedures for preserving, storing, refrigerating and freezing food.

Module 5: Display and Service for Maintaining Food Safety and Hygiene

In module five, we will explore temperature regulation, best practice for displaying and serving food, and how to take appropriate action when things go wrong.

Module 6: Personal Hygiene

In module six, we will learn the fundamental principles of personal hygiene in the workplace, including the rules regarding jewellery and protective clothing.

Module 7: HACCP and Food Premises

In module seven, we will gain an in-depth understanding of HACCP food management systems, waste management and the law surrounding food premises.

Module 8: Cleaning

In module eight, we will take a look at key cleaning procedures and cleaning products, implementing a cleaning schedule, and pest control measures.

Module 9: Reopening and Adapting Your Food Business During COVID-19

In the last module, you will familiarize with all the new practices that have recently emerged to adapt to the new normal. You will learn in detail about the standard hygiene and safety practices needed to be followed to minimize the risk of contamination of COVID-19.


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive level 2 training course is ideal for retail professionals who are responsible for handling food in the workplace. This would include:

  • Butchers
  • Bakers
  • Fishmongers
  • Market Stall Sellers
  • Supermarket/delicatessen staff

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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