This qualification focuses the importance of food safety in the retail environment and provides food handlers with the knowledge of how they can contribute to product safety. It is suitable for businesses supplying both open and packaged foods. Before starting work for the first time food handlers need to be aware of the hazards and controls associated with food in retail operations. Particular attention is paid to stock rotation, preventing contamination, temperature control and the condition of food packaging in the retail environment. The importance of good personal hygiene, cleaning, waste management and recognising and reporting signs of pests are also stressed.
On achieving this Award candidates will be equipped with the knowledge to enable them to provide safe food and will assist the business to comply with the law.
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