This qualification focuses on 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 those working in 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. This qualification provides learners with information on 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 qualification individuals will be equipped with the knowledge to enable them to provide safe food thus assisting the business in complying with the law.
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