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Level 2 Food Safety in Retail

Certificate Included / Online Training / Customer Support / FREE Resits



£24 inc VAT
Study method
2 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
3 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free

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Food borne illness can be very serious, especially for those who are vulnerable, groups such as the very young, older people or those with illnesses.

Food retailers cover many sales outlets, from shops to garages or those selling hot foods such as takeaways. All have the same basic challenges, that is, receiving in the food, perhaps from a central manufacturer or preparation source, but then keeping it in perfect condition for sale. This cannot be achieved unless food retail workers have a thorough grounding in the principles of food safety, food storage and hygiene.

This level 2 course is accepted as the essential standard for all who have the occasion to handle food for retail.


Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included


3 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Course media


This course will take approximately 2 hours, to include a 30 multi-choice assessment. Successful users will answer 75% of the questions correctly and can then print their accredited certificate. Each certificate has a QR code which can be used for authenticity and can generate 3 CPD points against a Professional Development Programme.

Course Content

Each course has 5 sections. These are:

  • The importance of food safety
  • Food hygiene in retail
  • Safe cleaning and using chemicals
  • The hazards associated with food
  • The importance of temperature control in food storage

Who is this course for?

Anyone who sells food commercially. That could be those working in takeaways, small shops, garages or supermarkets. This is particularly important if they handle unpackaged foods.

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