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Top 10 Food Hygiene Courses and Safety Training

We’ve put together the top food hygiene courses designed to ensure food safety when cooking, serving, and storing foods, maintaining a clean and safe processing plant and kitchen, and minimizing the chances of food contamination and poisoning. Keep scrolling to learn more.

SC Training (formerly EdApp) Food Hygiene Course - Food Safety Standards
Food Hygiene Courses #1

Food Safety Standards

SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Food Safety Standards is a general course covering a set of food safety standards and practices that are mostly followed in the US, UK, and AU. It consists of five lessons discussing essential concepts like the safe cooking temperature to eliminate harmful pathogens, expert ways to sanitize food contact surfaces, control measures to minimize bare-hand contact with foods, minimum fridge requirement, and more.

After completing the lessons, there's an available quiz that your learners can take. This will help them check their knowledge and understanding of the key information from the course.

The course contents are delivered into bite-sized segments to ensure effective learning within minutes. And since SC Training (formerly EdApp) lessons are accessible through smartphones and tablets, learners are free to take this food hygiene course anytime to their best availability.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Created By SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Scope: safe cooking temperature to eliminate harmful pathogens, food contact surfaces sanitation, control measures to minimize bare-hand contact with foods, minimum fridge requirement

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Food Hygiene Course - Food Delivery and Storage
Food Hygiene Courses #2

Food Delivery and Storage

Also prepared by SC Training (formerly EdApp), the Food Delivery and Storage course provides a helpful guide on how to transport and pack hot and cold foods safely without risking them to food contamination and spoilage.

As they click through the lessons using their smartphones, learners will learn more about the most important aspects to look out for to ensure that the delivery is done in compliance with hygienic standards. It also presents a step-by-step guide on performing a sensory check when receiving deliveries and the best way to store foods so that they stay fresh for as long as possible.

This course is enhanced with a few quizzes and gamification features to make it more fun and engaging.  Gamification is the process of turning regular training modules into casual or competitive games. It's designed to help increase engagement in their training.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Scope: transportation, receiving, cold storage, dry storage

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SGS Food Hygiene Course - Food Safety Management
Food Hygiene Courses #3

Food Safety Management

SGS Academy Learning offers an eLearning bundle on Food Safety Management Systems, designed to assist concerned officers and workers in maintaining food safety as per food safety legislation.

The course covers everything you need to learn about food safety management, ensuring that the food or drink will reach your consumers as safely as possible. It goes into detail on ISO-standard management systems. It also includes a lesson on internal audit of food safety management system.

An SGS certificate will be provided after the completion of the final assessment. 

Cost: 220 USD

Created by SGS Academy

Scope: food safety legislation, food safety management, internal audit, food safety management systems

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Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Course - Vacuum packing training
Food Hygiene Courses #4

Vacuum Packing Training

In this course, the Food Standards Agency walks you through the safest vacuum packing processes, microbiological safety issues, and some control factors to prevent bacteria contamination. The lessons are divided into four modules, which learners can take sequentially or selectively based on their prior knowledge or interest.

It first introduces the different food safety hazards, issues, and ways to control to them, as well as foodborne botulism. It then provides a guide in controlling the organism Clostridium Botulinum, and other food safety issues. A post-test is also prepared at the end of each module.

Cost: Free

Created by Food Standards Agency

Scope: food safety hazards, vacuum packing process, goodborn botulism, contamination

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Food Hygiene Course - Food Prep
Food Hygiene Courses #5

Food Prep

The Food Prep course, as the name implies, presents comprehensive guidelines on safely preparing foods, ensuring that they are ultimately safe for consumption. Here, the trainees are expected to learn the right ways of thawing, cooling, and reheating foods in order to prevent the growth and breeding of any harmful microorganisms.

It also provides expert recommendations on how to prepare cooked meats, grains, and fruits and vegetables. Interactive quiz games are available at the end of the course, providing a quick course review to your learners.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Scope: thawing, cooling, reheating, meat temperature, fresh food prep

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Food Hygiene Course - Food Contamination
Food Hygiene Courses #6

Food Contamination

SC Training (formerly EdApp) designed its Food Contamination course to help workers and anyone who handles your food business fully understand the fundamentals of food contamination and some related health risks.

It touches on the correct food temperature control and some storage rules to inhibit spoilage, best practices to reduce and eliminate contaminants present in the kitchen, and prevention strategies to avoid insects and rodents.

SC Training (formerly EdApp) has also added a short video clip from Allergy New Zealand to help learners understand the best way of serving customers with food allergies and make sure that they won’t suffer from any serious allergy reactions.

With SC Training (formerly EdApp), you can readily deploy this course from its free, editable course library. Lessons are fully editable and can be rebranded based on your business needs. This process is made easier and more convenient with its user-friendly Creator tool.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Scope: introduction to food contamination, cleaning procedures, cross-contamination. allergens

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High Speed Training Food Hygiene Course - Food Hygiene & Safety for Catering
Food Hygiene Courses #7

Food Hygiene & Safety for Catering

Food handlers and caterers who prepare and serve ready-to-eat foods are required to have an adequate understanding of the principles of food safety and hygiene.

This Food Safety & Hygiene course by High Speed Training is designed to help anyone involved in this industry to understand their legal responsibilities and learn some best practices to protect the food they’re serving. It covers introduction to food hygiene and safety, various food safety hazards, food storage, and food preparation.

It also discusses the responsibilities of your staff regarding their personal hygiene, and maintenance of food premises. A quality-assurance certificate will be sent after successful completion of the course. 

Cost: 27 USD

Created by High Speed Training

Scope: food hygiene, food safety hazards, food storage, food prep, personal hygiene

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Penn State University Food Hygiene Course - Food Safety & Sanitation for Food Manufacturers
Food Hygiene Courses #8

Food Safety & Sanitation for Food Manufacturers

If you're looking for credible food hygiene lessons that you can deliver to your team, then you can count on this course, Food Safety & Sanitation for Food Manufacturers, which is developed by Dr. Luke LaBorde of Penn State Department of Food Science.

It outlines accurate science-based food safety and sanitary practices that commercial food producers should know. It covers the importance of a food safety and sanitation program, potential hazards in processing food processing, and personal hygiene practices. It also goes into detail about the fundamentals of sanitary equipment, and ways to control food product contamination.

Prioritizing an “independent study”, learners are free to learn at their pace, anytime and anywhere they want.

Cost: 419 USD

Created by Penn State University

Scope: food safety sanitary practices, food processing, personal hygiene, sanitary equipment, food product contamination

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Food Hygiene Course - Food Poisoning
Food Hygiene Courses #9

Food Poisoning (Foodborne Illnesses)

If your business is engaged in food processing, supply and preparation, feel free to deploy SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Food Poisoning course to guide your employees on the most common types and causes of food poisoning and ways to prevent it. This way, you can be assured that the food or drink that they are supplying or serving will not harm or endanger your consumers.

The course also explains the key differences between bacteria, viruses, and toxins, and how they can all lead to food poisoning. Similar to most SC Training (formerly EdApp) courses, it also ends with micro quizzes to find out how well your learners understand the training content.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Scope: causes and symptoms of food poisoning, foodborne pathogens, food poisoning prevention

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Food Hygiene Course - Dishwashing
Food Hygiene Courses #10

Dishwashing

Did you know that hygiene ranks as the highest when it comes to customer satisfaction? And one of the best ways to ensure the highest standard of hygiene in your commercial kitchen is by following an effective and efficient dishwashing method.

Designed exactly for the purpose, SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Dishwashing course covers the best kitchen hygiene practices that you can follow when cleaning, sanitizing and sterilizing your tools and equipment. In case your kitchen employs a dishwashing machine, this course will also help your crews identify the hazards that they must be aware of.

In this course, expect five micro-lessons that your learners can finish only within a few minutes.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Scope: hygiene best practices, waste disposal unit safety, dishawashers, working with chemicals

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What is a food hygiene course?

There's so much that goes into food handling and the best way to guarantee safety at all levels of food preparation is to train in food hygiene. Food hygiene courses tackle everything from proper hand washing, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cooking temperatures, allergens, and more. These courses will equip your staff with the knowledge and skills to be continually compliant with the highest standards of food safety.

You can expect your learners to learn about safety regulations, management, and laws relevant to kitchen prep, food manufacturing, and beyond. The science behind food hazards, risks, and contaminants will be tackled to make sure learners have a thorough understanding of all aspects of food safety.

What skills will learners develop in a food hygiene course?

You can expect learners to have a deep understanding of personal hygiene like hand washing, PPE maintenance, and even dishwashing skills. Proper equipment maintenance for food storage equipment, vacuum packing knowledge, and food prep like cooling, heating, and thawing are all part of food hygiene courses. Food and safety hygiene needs to be certified as well to give customers peace of mind. A food hygiene certificate will be available for a number of the courses we'll explore in this article.

Discover the vital role of food hygiene to your business

Businesses and companies dealing with food processing and storage, supply, cooking, and serving are mandated by law to observe correct and proper hygiene practices at all times. Foods must be stored, prepared, and cooked at an appropriate temperature, plus served and supplied in the safest manner possible to prevent chances of cross-contamination leading to food poisoning and occurrence of food-borne illnesses. With this in mind, training and development leaders are strongly encouraged to deploy relevant food hygiene training programs for the employees involved and help them master the right handling policies.

And the best part? Your team can complete courses anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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