This online course is designed to introduce you to some of the important principles of basic hygiene.

Course Description

These principles will enable you to understand the importance of food safety, and your role in ensuring food safety is maintained. Throughout the course you will also be introduced to some health and safety principles that need to be followed in a food retail or manufacturing environment.

Course has been updated with HACCP CODEX Alimentarius 2020.

Course Outline

This is an ideal course designed to provide the principles of food safety, the importance of being able to identify different food safety hazards and an introduction to the HACCP system. It incorporates personal hygiene standards, the importance of storing and handling food hygienically and the function of monitoring food safety.

Learning Outcome

On successful completion of this online course, participants will be able to:

  • Handle food safety
  • Identify, control and report food safety hazards
  • Comply with personal hygiene standards
  • Store and handle food products hygienically
  • Clean your work area and equipment effectively
  • Monitor food safety

Who Should Attend

This online course is aimed at learners who are planning to work in, or are working in a retail or manufacturing environment.


There are no entry requirements for this online course.

We advise the completion of other food safety courses such as Allergens and HACCP Validation and Verification for a more complete understanding of food safety in the workplace.


The online course will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.


Intertek Certificate of Completion