In the first part of this guide for new food business owners, we looked at why food hygiene training is so important. It is not only crucial for the health of your customers; it can also help you to avoid prosecution and fines which could prove devastating for the future of your business.
If you are planning to go on a food safety training course to learn about your responsibilities as a business owner, you need to know what courses to take and how much training you will need to undergo.
You should start with a Level 1 Food Safety qualification, a basic course, but you should then continue your training until you have reached Level 4 standard. This course of training, which may seem like a lot, will teach you everything you need to know to run your business safely and in accordance with food safety regulations.
Once you are fully trained in food safety, you should also ensure your staff members go on a food hygiene training course. A basic qualification may suffice, but you should remember – the better trained your staff are, the higher standards will be at your business. You never know, you may end up winning a food hygiene award. This could get your business some much-needed exposure, and for the right reasons.