Food Safety Update Course

Food Safety & Hygiene Training Courses

Food Safety Update Course

This 1-day course provides current updates to food safety management. It meets the requirements for food safety refresher training up to advanced level.

Course Fee

£370 per person or 2 for £650 +VAT
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Course Summary

This course aims to update delegates on any recent changes to food safety management since completion of a formal food safety qualification. It is suitable to meet the requirement for food safety refresher training, up to advanced level.

The morning session will focus on recent developments in the food industry along with any changes to legislation and Food Standards Agency campaigns and strategies. The afternoon will cover any recent updates relating to HACCP and the day to day management of food safety.

Entry Requirements

This update course is aimed at anyone who completed a Level 4 Food Safety qualification 3 or more years ago.


There is no formal assessment on this course.


1 day

Course Fee

£370 per person or 2 for £650 +VAT

Course fee includes:

  • Course binder and notes
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Verner Wheelock certificate of attendance

Course Structure & Content

Section 1

Recent Food Industry Developments

  • Scares/Incidents
  • International Contamination
  • New and Emerging Food Safety Hazards
  • Retailer and Standards Update
Section 2

Food Safety Legislation

  • Brexit – Current Position
  • Regulating
  • Overview of Legislation and Enforcement Action
  • Topical Issues e.g. Current Food Alerts, Rare Burgers etc.
  • Recent High Profile Court Cases
Section 3

The Food Standards Agency

  • Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020
  • Pathogens of Concern and their Management Programmes
  • Food Crime Unit
  • Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
  • Imported Food Controls  
Section 4

Food Safety Management Systems Refresher

  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Cause of Failure
Section 5

Managing the Operational Requirements of Food Safety

  • Advances in Cleaning Technology
  • Advances in Pest Control