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Food Safety & Food Hygiene Level 2

Level 2 | Learn food safety and food hygiene with 10-year food industry professional, Tara Guinness.

Reed Learning


£12 inc VAT
Study method
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1.4 hours
No formal qualification
Optional extras

Digital certificate included in price

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Having a robust understanding of food safety and food hygiene laws and requirements is paramount for anyone working towards a successful career in the food industry. It could be the difference between a long and reputable career or one full of fines, business closures and a loss in customer trust.

With over 10 years of experience as a restaurant chef, caterer and culinary teacher, Tara Guinness knows first-hand the importance of following proper food safety and food hygiene regulations, guidelines and best practices.

Join her for this Level 2 Food Safety and Food Hygiene course, as she takes you through nine essential modules, each focused on specific areas of food safety and food hygiene, where you will be given detailed insight into what is expected from food businesses and food handlers both legally and generally.

Modules range from food preparation practices and stock control methods; to dealing with microbiological hazards and personal hygiene.

You will also have access to info-packed resources, giving you even more understanding of those all-important food safety and food hygiene topics such as food safety legislation and pest control. All the resources are downloadable so you can keep refreshing your food safety and food hygiene knowledge long after you’ve completed this course.


1h 22m

Course media


Introduction to Food Safety & Food Hygiene

- VIDEO: Introduction to food safety & food hygiene

- QUIZ: What do you know about food safety and hygiene?

Food Safety Legislation

- VIDEO: Food safety legislation

- PDF: Key food safety legislation

- PDF: Food safety law enforcement

- QUIZ:What do you know about food safety legislation?

Microbiological Hazards

- VIDEO: Microbiological hazards

- VIDEO: Food poisoning

- VIDEO: Pathogenic bacteria

- VIDEO: Food spoilage

- VIDEO: High and low risk

- VIDEO: Raw foods

- VIDEO: Controlling bacteria

- VIDEO: Cross-contamination

- VIDEO: Food-preservation

- VIDEO: Natural Toxins

- VIDEO: Process contaminants Acrylamide

- VIDEO: Viral contamination

- VIDEO: Preventing viral contamination

- QUIZ: What have you learnt about microbiological hazards?

Physical, Chemical and Allergenic Hazards

- VIDEO: Physical & chemical and allergenic hazards

- PDF: Allergenic hazards & Natasha’s law

- QUIZ: What have you learnt about physical, chemical and allergenic hazards?

Safety and Hygiene in Food Storage

- VIDEO: Safety and hygiene in food storage

- PDF: Stock control

- QUIZ: What have you learnt about food safety and hygiene in food storage?

Safety and Hygiene in Food Preparation

- VIDEO: Safety and hygiene in food preparation

- QUIZ: What have you learnt about safety and hygiene in food preparation?

Food Handler Hygiene

- VIDEO: Food handler hygiene

- QUIZ: What have you learnt about food handler hygiene?

Food Premises Safety and Hygiene

- VIDEO: Food premises safety and hygiene

- PDF: Food premises safety and hygiene law & design

- PDF: Pest control

- QUIZ: What have you learnt about food premises safety and hygiene?


- VIDEO: A reminder of the food safety and food hygiene law

- VIDEO: The benefits of high food safety and food hygiene standards

- VIDEO: A reminder of your responsibilities regarding food safety and food hygiene

Who is this course for?

From head chefs, waiters or front-of-house level 2 employees working in and around food, to those looking to start their careers in the food industry, this course is ideal for anyone who wants to boost their understanding of food safety and food hygiene.


There are no requirements to take this food safety and food hygiene course.

Career path

This course will provide insight and information advantageous to those who are currently employed, own a business or are working towards a career in the following areas and beyond:

  • Culinary arts
  • Culinary management
  • Food retailing
  • Hospitality
  • Catering
  • Food processing
  • Childminding/Nursery
  • Food storage
  • Cookery Teaching
  • Food delivery

Optional extras

Digital certificate

Reed courses certificate of completion is included in course price

Additional information:

Will be downloadable when all lectures have been completed


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