Food safety courses being organised by Newark and Sherwood District Council

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Food Safety is the focus of a series of one-day courses being organised by Newark and Sherwood District Council’s environmental health team.

The sessions, specially devised for food handlers and new workers, are aimed at driving up standards and helping businesses improve their food hygiene ratings.

Topics include food safety laws and hazards; taking temperatures; refrigeration; chilling and cold holding foods; cooking, hot holding and re-heating of foods; food handlers; food storage principles; cleaning and food premises and equipment.

Those successfully taking part and achieving the required level of assessment will receive the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Certificate.

Other benefits of the course include improving customer service and employee retention and reducing the risks of litigation and cheaper insurance premiums.

The courses all run from 9.30am until 4.30pm on July 22, September 4 and November 26 at the Council Offices, Kelham Hall, Kelham, Newark, NG23 5QX. Cost is £50 per person plus VAT, which includes all materials and refreshments.

Gail Tranter, senior food safety officer for environmental health at the council, said: “These courses deliver really effective training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere which will help both managers and staff alike. There will be plenty of group discussion and activities to make the day both interesting and rewarding.

“All courses will be presented by qualified and experienced environmental health staff. On request, we can also deliver training - tailored for your company needs - at your business premises.”

For further details and to reserve your place contact Gail Tranter, Senior Food Safety Officer, on 01636 655635 for or email gail.tranter@nsdc.info. Website: www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk