Why is Food Safety Training Important?
Suitable and sufficent food safety training is important for many reasons. Every year in the UK there are around 1 million cases of food poisoning, resulting in 20,000 people ending up in hospital and 500 deaths. Employers have legal duties to ensure food handlers have training commensurate with the work activity and those responsible for the development and maintenance of HACCP have received adequate training. Trained managers and food handlers support a positive food safety culture and will reduce the risk of food poisoning and other contaminants in food.
Serious moral, legal and legal consequences could occur if food handlers who are not adequtely trained in effective food safety practices. These include poor food hygiene ratings, enforcement action, prosecution and civil claims. A recent survey conducted by Checkit revealed that 75% of consumers questioned would not visit a restaurant where a food safety or hygiene incident had occured, and 61% would not visit a restaurant with a low food hygiene rating.
Percipio Training offer a wide range of Highfield and RSPH food safety courses at levels 2 to 4. We regularly deliver courses across the UK, including London, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Essex and Cambridge.