OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Food Safety in Catering

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1.Who is this qualification for?

Embark on a journey of culinary safety expertise with the OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Food Safety in Catering. Designed for professionals in the catering industry, this qualification delves into essential principles ensuring the safe handling, preparation and service of food. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of food safety hazards, hygiene practices and legal requirements, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to maintain high standards of food safety in catering establishments. Whether you are a chef, caterer, or food service professional, this qualification is your key to enhancing food safety practices and ensuring the well-being of consumers. The OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Food Safety in Catering is designed for individuals working in the catering industry who are involved in the handling, preparation, and service of food. This qualification is suitable for a diverse range of professionals in the catering sector, including:
Individuals directly involved in the preparation and cooking of food in catering establishments.
Staff members responsible for various tasks in the catering environment, including food handling and service.
Those engaged in serving food to customers in restaurants, cafes, and other catering settings.
Managers and supervisors overseeing catering operations, responsible for ensuring food safety standards.
Individuals working in the broader hospitality industry, especially those involved in catering services.
Professionals providing catering services for events, functions, and gatherings.
Anyone involved in handling food, ensuring its safety from storage to service.
Members of emergency response teams or individuals designateThis qualification is essential for anyone in the catering industry who wants to enhance their understanding of food safety principles, hygiene practices, and legal requirements. Whether you are a seasoned chef, a catering manager, or a newcomer to the industry, this qualification provides valuable knowledge and skills to ensure the safe handling and preparation of food in catering establishments. d to provide immediate assistance in the event of an emergency.

2.How long will it take?

Expect to dedicate approximately 8 hours of study to achieve this qualification.

3.Topics Covered

The OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Food Safety in Catering covers a range of essential topics related to food safety and hygiene in the catering industry. The key topics include:

a) Microbiological Hazards
Understanding bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi.
Sources of contamination and factors influencing bacterial growth.

b) Chemical Hazards
Identifying chemical contaminants in food.
Recognizing common allergens and their impact.

c) Physical Hazards
Identifying physical contaminants and foreign objects in food.

a)Personal Health and Hygiene
The importance of personal health in food safety.
Hygienic practices for food handlers.

b) Handwashing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Proper handwashing techniques.
Effective use of personal protective equipment.

a) Safe Food Handling Practices
Principles of safe food handling.
Cross-contamination prevention.

b) Food Storage
Temperature control in food storage.
FIFO (First In, First Out) principles.

a) Cleaning in the Catering Environment
Importance of cleanliness in catering establishments.
Cleaning schedules and methods.

b) Disinfection
Effective disinfection practices.
Use of cleaning agents and sanitizers.

a) Introduction to Food Safety Management
Overview of food safety management systems.
Legal requirements and responsibilities.

b) HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
Understanding the principles of HACCP.
Implementing HACCP in catering operations.

Responsibilities of Food Handlers
Understanding the role and responsibilities of food handlers.
Reporting and record-keeping.

Supervisory Skills in Food Safety
The role of supervisors in maintaining food safety.
Monitoring and ensuring compliance.

4.Assessment Method

The assessment for this qualification is conducted through a multiple-choice examination.

5.Guidance for International Delivery

OSH Qualifications Board UK recommends reaching out to the relevant Government Department in the target country where you plan to provide this qualification. This ensures alignment with local regulations and rules. In certain cases, registration as a training provider within the host country might be necessary. It is important to note that while OSH Qualifications Board UK upholds its own rigorous standards for approving centers, it does not represent or speak for other organizations or governmental departments.

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