Level 2 HACCP Training For Catering & Retail

Duration 4 hours

Last audited 13th March 2023

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved IoH Approved
Level 2 HACCP for Catering and Retail
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£31 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

By law, all food businesses – including catering, retail and manufacturing – must have an effective food safety management system in place. This Level 2 HACCP for Catering and Retail course will introduce learners to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points management system and help you to understand how to comply with the law, how to work safely and efficiently and what each crucial step of the HACCP implementation process entails. This course has been written specifically for those who work in a catering or food retail environment.

By the end of the course learners will have a thorough understanding of why HACCP is important, knowledge of the importance of having effective prerequisites in place, how the 7 HACCP principles can be implemented and what can be done to identify food safety hazards and to ensure the food handled in their business remains safe for the consumer.

If you work in food manufacturing, our specifically designed Level 2 HACCP for Manufacturing course will be more suitable.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by a qualified food safety professional

Reviewed by an independent lead auditor

Accredited by CPD, assured by RoSPA Qualifications, endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality

Ensures compliance with UK regulations on the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (and similar)

Ensures compliance with EU Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs

What you'll learn

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Have knowledge of food hygiene legislation and recognise why HACCP is relevant.
  • Understand the main categories of food safety hazards.
  • Be aware of the seven principles of HACCP.
  • Understand the importance of having effective prerequisites in place before implementing a HACCP system.
  • Understand what's involved in setting up a HACCP system.
  • Know more about identifying food safety hazards and their appropriate control measures.
  • Understand the importance of continually monitoring the HACCP system.

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Module 1: Introduction to HACCP

What is HACCP?, what is Safer Food, Better Business (SFBB)?, key terms, legislation, benefits of HACCP, enforcing the law.

Module 2: Microbial Hazards

Microbial hazards, pathogenic bacteria, spoilage bacteria, high and low-risk foods, food preservation, viral contamination.

Module 3: Food Safety Hazards

How contamination applies to HACCP, physical contamination, chemical contamination, allergenic contamination, cross-contamination, fraud and tampering.

Module 4: Prerequisite Programmes

Why prerequisites are required, examples of prerequisites, assessing prerequisites, analysing gaps in prerequisites.

Module 5: Creating a HACCP System

The basics of HACCP, create a HACCP team, describe the products and ingredients, identify the uses and consumers of the products, construct a flow diagram, confirm the flow diagram.

Module 6: The 7 Principles: Hazard Analysis and Control Measures

The seven principles of HACCP, hazard analysis, determine critical control points, the codex decision tree, establish critical limits.

Module 7: The 7 Principles: Monitoring and Verification

Monitor critical control points, establish corrective actions, establish verification procedures, reviewing the HACCP plan, record-keeping.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 30 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This Level 2 HACCP for Catering and Retail course is suitable for employees at all levels within a food business. This includes full-time, part-time and temporary workers. The course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to HACCP and teaches learners about what they can do to help their business implement the system and comply with the law.

It’s recommended that learners who have not previously taken a Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course do so alongside this Level 2 HACCP training.

If you’re a manager or a supervisor of a food business then you should take our Level 3 HACCP course.

This certified online training is ideal for people working in positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Chef / Cook / Food Handler
  • Catering / Cafe Assistant
  • Food Retail Worker

If you work in food manufacturing then our specifically designed Level 2 HACCP for Manufacturing course will be more suitable.

Written by experts

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In partnership with

Eilidh Paton

Chartered Environmental Health Officer

Eilidh Paton is an experienced Chartered Environmental Health Officer who has 15 years of experience working for Scottish Local Authorities primarily inspecting food businesses, particularly large scale manufacturers and factories. 

Eilidh is passionate about ensuring the highest standards of food hygiene, health and safety and works diligently to support organisations of all sizes to effectively manage their food and safety procedures. 

Eilidh has contributed to many of High Speed Training’s data-led reports, exploring trends relating to food hygiene and management across the UK.

Frequently asked questions

Does this course comply with the European Food Safety Regulations?

Yes, the European Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs requires food businesses in the EU to implement a food safety management system based on the Codex HACCP principles. By providing effective training, employers can help to ensure that everyone in the workplace is competent to carry out their work safely. Managers, supervisors and other members of staff should be able to recognise the hazards posed by their work, be able to take action to reduce or eliminate the risks and understand how to follow procedures. 

Regardless of the UK's membership of the EU, the internationally recognised HACCP principles remain just as relevant and are vital to ensuring the highest safety standards in the food sector.

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