How to get a food hygiene rating at home

Thousands of people in the UK have recently started their own food business at home – cooking up a storm in their kitchen. Perhaps you are one of those people or are currently thinking of starting your own business. There’s usually a plethora of questions that spring to mind when you are in this situation. Do I need to register my business? How do I get a food hygiene rating? And so on.

Firstly, food law requires that you register as self-employed, and register your business if you sell or give away food for free on a regular basis. This should be done at least 28 days before you open for business – and can be done in a matter of minutes, online. Your local authority will then arrange to visit your home for a food hygiene inspection. This will assess whether your food preparation areas and food safety protocols are up to standard. Applying for a food hygiene rating at home is similar to registering your business and can be done separately – you do so online and your local authority comes to visit. For further advice read our post for tips on achieving a 5-star hygiene rating.

Whether your business is new or established, it will be instantly more respectable if you take food hygiene seriously, and what better way to do this than with a food hygiene rating and a Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety certificate? Learners will find the course easy to navigate, informative, and readily accessible due to its online nature. Our Level Two Food Hygiene and Safety (Catering) is tailored towards those who have direct and frequent contact with food, and a central role in food preparation and handling.

The course takes roughly 1 – 2 hours to complete and the examination consists of 25 multiple-choice questions which cover each of the three core sections (responsibilities, hazards, and hygiene). Once the exam has been passed, the student will receive their CPD Group accredited digital certificate instantly.

All UK regulations, guidelines, and best practices have been followed to create the course content which works directly to educate learners, allowing them to fulfill their job roles safely and legally. When put into practice, the material in this course can help businesses achieve and sustain a high food hygiene rating for your business. This course is fully accredited by The CPD Group.

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