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Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety in Retail

This Basic Food Hygiene Training course is simple but effective and employees must be aware of the requirements to keep it fresh e.g. temperature controlled storage, shelf life, stock rotation and many other topics.

Food must be kept free from contamination and a principle source of contamination is food handlers

It is essential that retailers receive good training to be able to consistently perform to high food safety standards through understanding.

  • Meets UK & EU requirements for low risk food-handlers
  • Online learning, train at your own pace
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course approximately 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Unlimited Resits Available
  • CPD Certified course

Once a food product is ready, the most common route to market is via a retail outlet or shop. All employees must be trained to ensure that the food they have delivered maintains its quality before sale and is stored and handled under optimum conditions. .

Who is this level 1 food safety in retail for?

This basic food hygiene course is for any persons whose role needs them to perform low risk tasks, such as selling wrapped or canned foods or low risk foods e.g: raw meat

The Basic Food Hygiene Training course has an introduction and eleven further sections, focussing on learners involved in the retail industry. Each section contains an activity intended to highlight and re-enforce the learning.

Holders of this level 1 awareness of Food Safety for Retail will have knowledge and understanding of the importance of keeping themselves clean, the food product hygienic and will understand the importance of maintaining good food handling practices.

For those handling low risk or unwrapped food it may be all the training needed, or for those wishing to progress to level 2 Food Safety in Retail, it will form the basis of learning for achievement at level 2.


Our Level 1 Food Safety & Hygiene in Retail course is a certified by Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

On successful completion of the course assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their certificate. In addition to this, an email is sent to the candidate containing a link to the certificate.

How long does a Level 1 Food Hygiene Certificate last?
A Food Hygiene Certificate does not have an expiry date, however we advise you to refresh your knowledge every 3 years. This ensures you keep up to date with the latest food safety and hygiene legislation.

Environmental Health Officer Approved

Our Food Safety and Hygiene Level 1 in Retail course has been approved by Environmental Health Officers with its content developed in accordance to their guidelines, which means you can be sure you’re receiving the right training for your role.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD Certified Course

All of Train4Food courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted CPD guidelines .

This level 1 food hyiene and safety in retail course provides 1 point towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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The online assessment for the course consists of 20 multiple-choice questions. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% pass mark to obtain the certificate.

The average time required to complete the learning is approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. However, the course is designed to go at the pace of the learner and can be completed in more time if needed.

If you don’t pass the assessment first time there is no need to worry. We offer you unlimited FREE resists to make sure that you pass and get your certificate in food safety & hygiene level 1 in retail, stress free.

Course content overview

This course has an introduction, and eleven sections of learning. After each section there is an activity which is intended to help re-enforce the understanding and retention of the learning.

When taking part in our online course, you will cover the following module: Food Safety in Retail Level 1.

Course Overview

Course Aims

  • Know how to hygienically handle food in a retail environment
  • Identify the purpose of PPE and when to use it
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of a food worker
  • Identify the four main food safety hazards
  • Know the importance of illness reporting and wound dressing
  • Know how to handle food safely for the health of the consumer


If you're looking to train a team of 10 or more than we are happy to provide a range of discounts.

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Level 1 Food Safety & Hygiene in Retail
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