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Level 2 Food Safety for Retail Online Course

14.9900 2023-12-30 MTA072 14.9900
100 100 100 0 This Food Safety in Retail Level 2 course is suitable for individuals who are involved in the production and selling of food in the retail sector. https://mytrainingacademy.org.uk/pub/media/catalog/product/r/s/rsz_level_2_food_safety_-_retail.png
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  • Course Type E-Learning
  • Course Duration 90 Minutes
  • Course Access 12 Months
  • Awarded By The CPD Standards Office
  • Student Discount Card All students enrolled on this course are entitled to apply for a XO student discount card.
This Food Safety in Retail Level 2 course is suitable for individuals who are involved in the production and selling of food in the retail sector.
Course Description
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This Level 2 Food Safety for Retail online course is suitable for individuals who are involved in the production and selling of food in the retail sector.

Retail businesses that sell food must comply with food safety legislation.

This food safety online course is a combination of theoretical knowledge and interactive activities that are designed to help you learn about the significant aspects of food safety and your personal responsibilities.

Completing this course is the perfect way to prove your knowledge of food safety in Retail. The certificate achieved is fully registered with the CPD Standards Office and accepted by Local Authority.

You don’t need to have any previous training to do this course.

In order to complete this course, you must achieve 70% or more in the final multiple-choice quiz. If you don't pass the test first time, don't worry, you can resist the test as many times as required at no extra cost.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • State the scope of the retail food sector
  • Outline legislation regarding food safety in retail
  • Describe the different types of contamination
  • Identify the 14 food allergens and the symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • Explain food poisoning and food borne illness, and list the causes and symptoms
  • State correct storage and temperature monitoring procedures for different food products
  • Recognise the three methods of cross contamination and how they are avoided
  • Observe the strict personal hygiene standards required to produce and serve food safely
  • Carry out effective cleaning and disinfection procedures
  • Recognise signs of pest infestation and implement necessary control measures


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  • Easy to complete.
  • Improve your career prospects.
  • Learn valuable knowledge, skills, advice and guidance to help you achieve success.
  • Study online from anywhere.
  • Study at your own pace.
  • Download and print your accredited CPD certificate on successful completion.

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Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 0808 175 1269 to make an enquiry.

Who is this course for?

This Food Safety in Retail Level 2 course is suitable for individuals who are involved in the production and selling of food in the retail sector.

The aim of the course is to introduce you to the following:

  • The scope of the retail food sector
  • Food safety legislation
  • The different types of contamination
  • Food allergens and allergic reactions
  • Bacteria and microbiological hazards
  • Storage and temperature controls
  • Cross contamination and their controls
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Premises and equipment
  • Pests and their control

Our e-learning is a cost-effective and successful approach for many individuals and teams. It provides a flexible learning method, allowing candidates to schedule learning at a time that suits them and fits in with other commitments; ideal for those who find it difficult to take time away from their workplace. It also allows candidates to work at their own pace, and revisit sections of the course as often as needed, leading to a fuller understanding of all the topics covered.

In addition, there are none of the high costs of travel and accommodation associated with courses at an external venue.

Course Assessment Process

Assessment: Upon completion of the course, learners will complete an end of learning assessment consisting of 20 questions. 70% of the questions will need to be answered correctly in order to pass and receive a certificate.

Accreditation: CPD awarding body.

Got a question about exams? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 0808 175 1269. We're happy to help!


Our training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s.

For the best viewing experience on our state-of-the-art eLearning platform we recommend an internet connection of 10Mbps or better. Please also use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser with Adobe Flash Player.

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What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into bite-sized modules. You're free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each section, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web-based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers and most tablet devices etc. so you can even study while on the move! As long as you have access to the internet, you should be able to study anywhere that's convenient.
Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all the modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken at a time and location of your choosing.
What if I don't pass the test?
If you don’t pass the test first time then you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.

How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the entire program is likely to take around 2-4 hours to work through initially, but you may want to allow more time to repeat some areas. You should allow an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
If we haven't answered your questions, please submit a question. We are happy to help and answer any questions you might have.
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Course Outline

The Level 2 Food Safety in Retail course is organized into the following modules. 

Module 1 – Scope of the retail sector

In this module, you will learn:

  • The scope of the food retail sector
  • Job roles within the sector
  • The responsibility of the Food Business Operator (FBO)
  • Food handler’s responsibilities
  • Categories of food sold by retailers

Module 2 – Food safety legislation

In this module, you will learn:

  • Food safety legislation
  • Enforcement

Module 3 – Food hazards and types of contamination

In this module, you will learn:

  • The main hazards associated with food production
  • Types of contamination and the impact they have on foods
  • Product recall and withdrawal procedures

Module 4 – Food allergies

In this module, you will learn:

  • The different types of food allergy
  • How to recognise allergic reactions

Module 5 – Bacteria and microbiological hazards

In this module, you will learn:

  • Bacteria and microbiological hazards
  • Food poisoning
  • Foodborne diseases
  • Spores and toxins

Module 6 – Storage and temperature control

In this module, you will learn:

  • The different types of food and non-food items found in grocery aisles
  • Delivery to merchandising process
  • Approved suppliers
  • Checking deliveries
  • Correct storage and temperatures
  • Effective stock control

Module 7 – Cross contamination

In this module, you will learn:

  • The sources of cross contamination
  • Methods of cross contamination
  • How to avoid cross contamination
  • Recommended colour coding and best practice

Module 8 – Personal hygiene

In this module, you will learn:

  • Personal hygiene standards – hair, face, clothes, etc.
  • Best practice hand washing procedures
  • Dealing with cuts, spots and boils

Module 9 – Cleaning and disinfection

In this module, you will learn:

  • When to clean
  • Types of cleaning chemicals
  • Basic cleaning procedures

Module 10 – Pest control

In this module, you will learn:

  • The different types of pests
  • Why it is important to control food pests
  • How to control them
Training Features

E-Learning Format

This eLearning is accessed through a dedicated learner portal. Your course material is presented in an interactive and easy to follow presentation enabling you to study at your own pace.

The course is divided into simple sections with a short quiz at the end of each to test your knowledge. Once you have progressed through each of the course sections you can complete an end of course quiz which consists of multiple-choice questions based on the material that you have studied.

Once you have passed the course you can download your fully accredited CPD certificate (PDF format) directly from your learning account.

Test Retakes

If you don't pass the first time, don't worry, you can resist the test as many times as required - until you pass.

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