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Level 2 Food Safety for Retail Online Course

14.9900 2023-12-30 MTA072 14.9900
104 104 104 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
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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

By law, anybody who works with food must understand the principles of food hygiene and know how to keep food safe. This is essential for those who work in the retail sector of the food industry who must ensure that they protect their food from hazards and their consumers from harm.

This Level 2 Food Safety for Retail online course has been written by experts in the industry to ensure that you satisfy this legal requirement and know how to keep your customers safe. The content thoroughly covers topics relevant to food retailers, including how to identify food hygiene hazards, control contamination, and work in a way that ensures all food prepared, handled, and sold is safe to eat. 

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you'll 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

Upon completion of this training, you will be confident in your food hygiene knowledge and have all the skills you need to keep people safe and comply with food hygiene law.

When will I get my food safety for retail certificate?

Once you have successfully passed the Food Safety for Retail course you will be able to download and print your certificate immediately. The certificate achieved can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

Why train with us?

  • 100% Pass Rate.
  • Quick and 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.

Course accreditations

Our Level 2 Food Safety for Retail course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Additionally, this course has been independently reviewed and endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality and BIIAB. 

Bulk discounts

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?

The European Union Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs requires all food handlers to be appropriately trained in how to carry out their roles safely.

This Food Safety in Retail Level 2 course is suitable for food handlers who sell food that is not necessarily consumed straight away. This includes, but is by no means limited to:

  • Market stalls
  • Farm shops
  • Grocery stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Wholesalers

If you are a manager or supervisor in any of the above sectors, then our Level 3 Food Safety for Retail Course is more suitable for you.

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 any questions? 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.
What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
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.

Payment Options

For purchases of 1 to 9 user enrolments select the number of users you require and add the course to your shopping basket by selecting Add to Basket. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a PayPal account. Once payment is confirmed, we’ll process your order and email your course login instructions.

For a licence for 10 or more user enrolments, discounts, or if you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice, please contact us on 0808 175 1269 or email sales@mytrainingacademy.org.uk.


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