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10 Food Handler Training Courses

We've curated a list of 10 food handler training courses to help you train your employees on the basics of food handling and quality customer service. These courses cover everything your staff needs to know about food safety standards. Explore below to learn more.

Food handler training courses
SC Training (formerly EdApp)
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Food Delivery and Storage

The Food Delivery and Storage course found in SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s content library provides a helpful guide on how to transport and pack hot and cold foods safely without risking 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 food handler training 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 and prevents learners from being disinterested which is one of the most common training challenges for most employees.

Created by: SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson (self-paced)

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

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Food Prep

The Food Prep course, as the name implies, presents comprehensive guidelines on preparing foods, ensuring that they are ultimately safe for consumption. Here, the trainees are expected to learn the right ways of thawing, wash your hands, cooling, and reheating foods to prevent the growth and breeding of any harmful microorganisms and from any food-borne illness. This food handler training course 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.

Created by: SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson (self-paced)

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

SC Training (formerly EdApp)
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Food Safety Hazards

When handling food, there are standards that every food industry business is required to follow to protect the businesses and also their customers. SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Food Safety Hazard course is an introduction to the different types of food hazards and safety risk factors such as allergenic, physical, biological, and chemical. This food handler training course also breaks down the WHO statistics to assist your team in further understanding global food safety hazards. Included in this free food handler training course are 3 lessons and a short quiz that are easy to follow, thanks to its microlearning structure. Gamification features are incorporated to make the course engaging to the learners. This course can be taken up anytime at the learner’s own pace.

Created by: SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson (self-paced)

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

SC Training (formerly EdApp)
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Food Runners Guide

Food runners are responsible for delivering a satisfying experience to your customers - they communicate their orders to chefs, double-check orders, and bring the foods straight to their table. Playing an essential role in the success of your restaurant, it is important that you understand their core responsibilities and provide them all the necessary training needed to maximize their potential. SC Training (formerly EdApp) designed the Food Runners Guide particularly for restaurant owners, managers, and first-time food runners. It outlines all the responsibilities of food runners, the importance of looking presentable, and some must-follow etiquettes to be observed in front of customers. This free and editable course also tackles the right and safe way of carrying and serving food and removing plates and utensils without offending the customers. 

Created by: SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson (self-paced)

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

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Food Contamination

SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Food Contamination course covers everything that your staff needs to know about kitchen maintenance, food safety, and handling. Your employees will gain an understanding of the risks of food contamination and why it should be avoided at all costs. Learners will also learn about the different types of contamination, including chemical, physical, allergy, and biological contamination. It discusses proper food temperature regulation and some storage principles to prevent rotting, as well as best practices for reducing and eliminating pollutants in the kitchen and pest avoidance techniques. In addition to the 4 lessons, SC Training (formerly EdApp) has also incorporated a short video clip from Allergy New Zealand to help learners understand the best method to serve customers with food allergies and ensure that they won't have an allergic reaction.

Created by: SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson (self-paced)

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

Neha
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HACCP Basics for Processors and Manufacturers

The HACCP Basics for Processors and Manufacturers course by NEHA highlights the use of the HACCP method to avoid introducing undesired risks into your manufacturing or processing activities like poisoning. Accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, this course consists of 11 modules that tackle areas such as good manufacturing practices, distribution training, government, industry, and auditor requirements, and the Food Safety Modernization Act for developing a workable HACCP plan. Each module follows a quiz format with 11 quizzes in total. Learners are also required to get a score of at least 80% to successfully pass and complete the course. This food handler training course is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance and learners can take it at their own pace.

Created by: National Environmental Health Association

Length: 1-1.5 hours per module

Certification: Available

Cost: $219.99 USD

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Food Safety Standards

The Food Safety Standards course is one of the food protection safety courses by SC Training (formerly EdApp) 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, food safety management, cross contamination, 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 content is 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. 

Created by: SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson (self-paced)

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

Coursera
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Food & Beverage Management

This Coursera food safety training course is designed with two primary goals in mind: first, to prepare managers and entrepreneurs for the most common challenges in the industry; and second, to assist them in developing a positive consumer image and gaining a competitive advantage. Expect a total of four modules paired with evaluated quizzes, an introduction topic, plus a set of video discussions featuring guest speakers. A shareable certificate will be provided upon successful completion of this course. 

Created by: Coursera

Length: 13 hours (self-paced)

Certification: Available

Cost: Enroll for free

State Food Safety
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Alcohol Certification for Server and Sellers

The primary objective of this alcohol server safety training by StateFoodSafety is to equip beginner alcohol servers with all the skills information they need before entering a bar or restaurant community. It presents the adverse effects of alcohol on the body, plus related service laws that one must follow for optimal safety. This course also covers the best practices for serving alcoholic beverages, dealing with problematic situations, also slowing down or refusing food-service when necessary. It included interactive activities, audio, and videos to make the course more fun for the learners, which anyone can take from desktops or mobile gadgets.

Created by: StateFoodSafety

Length: 150 minutes

Certification: Available

Cost: Starts at $12 USD

SC Training (formerly EdApp)
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Allergies and Food Intolerance in Restaurants

According to the World Allergy Organization, 220-520 million people may be suffering from food allergies. And while reactions vary from person to person, it has the potential to send the most vulnerable ones to the hospital right after ingestion. SC Training (formerly EdApp)'s course on Allergies and Food Intolerances in Restaurants is intended to help your restaurant managers, kitchen crews, and wait staff gain a better understanding of food allergies and intolerances, alongside some best practices to avoid any related accidents. This way, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your establishment is safe for everyone, including those with food allergies and intolerances. This food handlers training course is free and ready for deployment, although you can also edit and rebrand the lessons based on your business needs using a wide selection of e learning templates, thanks to the free authoring tool of SC Training (formerly EdApp). 

Created by: SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson (self-paced)

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

Ensure food quality with food handler training

Proper food handling plays an important role in the food industry as this saves businesses from losses and customer complaints. Food handling is exercised from the supply until it reaches the table of the customer. Spoilage and wastage can be avoided when given a good strategy about storage and contamination of food. Given that, having proper knowledge prevents unfortunate instances of food poisoning due to improper handling of food. Training your staff about food handling will improve the performance of your employees as well as the service quality of your business.

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