Food professionals and budding caterers alike are being invited to take advantage of formal training offered by Norwich City Council
A range of food hygiene and safety courses, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), are now available at City Hall - and all at competitive prices.
Qualifications are an excellent way to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of food safety, with anyone handling food in a professional capacity advised to take a refresher course every three years.
Amongst the courses taking place, a variety of topics are covered including hazards, temperature control, re-heating foods, cleaning and disinfection.
For new businesses looking to implement a food safety management system, the Food Standards Agency’s Safer Food Better Business Workshop is also on offer.
Each course is taken by a qualified member of the council’s food and safety team, providing an opportunity for local businesses to meet food safety officers who may be inspecting their premises at a later date and awarding their Food Safety Hygiene Rating.
Cabinet member for food safety, Cllr Keith Driver, said: “Our food and safety team work tirelessly to promote high standards across food businesses throughout Norwich, so it is fitting that they are able to provide this formal training to individuals they will work with in their day-to-day business.
“There are lots of courses arranged for the coming months, with places still available to book on those taking place in February.
“We hope that both professional and amateur caterers will grasp the opportunity to gain one of these valuable qualifications.”
See Food Safety Hygiene Ratings and inspection reports for food businesses in Norwich.