Proper food storage techniques help in maintaining the nutritional value and quality of foods either at home or in a restaurant. Food contamination through improper storage causes food borne illnesses. The illnesses are caused by harmful bacteria that grow on unsafe food as a result of poor storage.
A course on food safety and storage is suitable for anyone, be it those who are in charge of food preparation at home, restaurants, schools, and hospitals. It is important to note that as an establishment, you can face legal charges if any of your patrons suffers from food poisoning or illness at after consuming food at your facility. To avoid problems, all staff members handling food should be educated on proper food storage and safety techniques.
The course is open to anyone who handles food especially those involved in feeding a large number of people such as in a restaurant, hospital, or events caterers.
You only need a functional email address, computer/laptop, and reliable internet connection to undertake this course.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will have learnt the following:
- The five food safety rules
- Three types of food storage
- How to store different types of food such as vegetables and meat
- Safely storing cooked food
- Safely storing raw food
- Best food storage containers
- W.H.O Golden Rules for safely preparing food
Certification & Accreditation
Accreditation after successful completion of the course will be done through issuance of a certificate through Open Awards.
Upon completion of the course, you will be assessed through the following:
- Multiple choice questions
- Practical tests on food storage
- Preparation of different types of food demonstrating how to avoid cross-contamination
- Preparing and handling high-risk foods such as raw and cooked meat, dairy products, eggs and egg products, seafood, fruits and vegetables.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 30
- Assessments Yes