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

  • Courses can be booked online via Borders college or via telephone on 0870 050 5152.
  • Other trainers in the area can be found online from REHIS or via telephone on 0131 229 2968.

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

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