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Food safety and hygiene guidance for food banks and charities

Training for charity food providers

Training available for charity food providers.

Last updated: 13 October 2022
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Last updated: 13 October 2022
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Food business operators (owner or manager) must have had suitable training in food safety and hygiene. Food handlers don't have to hold a food hygiene certificate to prepare or sell food. However, they must receive appropriate supervision and training in food hygiene, in-line with the area they work in, which can be learned by:

  • Training on-the-job
  • Self-study
  • Prior experience

We offer free online training for individuals and businesses to ensure food safety best practice, including:

Ask your local authority about food hygiene courses.

You may be able to seek funding or grants for safety training through government grants, your local authority, or fund-raising.