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Free Food Hygiene Training

The law requires food handlers to receive appropriate training in food hygiene matters. As a minimum staff overseeing the running of the business, those supervising others and staff left on their own must undertake Level 2 Food Hygiene Training.

Mendip District Council Courses:

FREE food safety courses will take place on 5 July, 12 July, 18 July and 26 July 2017 starting at 9:15am, in Shepton Mallet.  Level 2 food manufacturing / catering is aimed at food handlers and caterers already working in a catering or a food manufacturing environment. 

Places will be limited so please see booking details pdf icon here [371kb].

Contact Tim Rigby at Element Skills Training on 01934 712103 or email

Other training courses:

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Course finder offers routes to training in the UK for food safety. For more information visit the CIEH course finder web site.

Online training:

There are a variety of on line training courses available. These are great if you have already undergone level 2 training and need a refresher course. We would always recommend that you choose an online course where a tutor is available by telephone so that you can raise any questions you might have.

Additional training resources:

The Food Standards Agency has published 10 short videos to help caterers produce food safely. Each video is about a minute long and covers specific food hygiene practices such as:

  • effective hand washing
  • chilling foods down as quickly as possible
  • checking that foods are cooked thoroughly
  • effective cleaning
  • what to do if a member of staff is ill at work
  • keeping pests out of your business, what to look for and the action to take.

The videos are available via the Food Standards Agency's You Tube channel.