Food safety

Food hygiene training

Training people to work with food is very important in order to improve food safety.

Food Hygiene training for all food handlers is now a requirement of the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

About the course

Each course runs over six hours, usually in one day. There are three hours of lectures in the morning and three in the afternoon with a short multiple choice test at the end of the afternoon session.

Candidates who attend the course and successfully complete the test are awarded the Certificate in Elementary Food Hygiene by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS).

Booking a course

Make sure the course you have chosen is approved by a relevant ceritfication organisation, such as The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland or The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Find food hygiene training centres

Food, Health and Safety

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800