Food Safety and Hygiene in the Care Home

Every year in the UK there are over 90,000 confirmed incidents of bacterial food poisoning; therefore, it is imperative that food safety and hygiene procedures are strictly adhered to. This is particularly important in the social care environment as older residents tend to have weaker immune systems and are subsequently more prone to food related infections. Following the HACCP model provided by the Food Standards Agency, this care home based video course intends to build a good foundation for your understanding of the topic, and is an essential item for training.

Subjects covered include: 
Introduction • Personal Hygiene • Protective Clothing • Staff Health • Food Handling and Preparation • Cooking • Food Storage and Temperature Control • Cleaning and Disinfection • Refuse • Pets and Pest Control • Food Safety Management System • Kitchen Access • Conclusion - Essential Points

Format Video-based eLearning
Course Duration   
33 Minutes approximately
Course Content 11 Interactive Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate
Consultant Tracy Pitkin – Food Hygiene Matters, MRSPH & HACCP qualified
Peer Review   Peter Phillips, MCIEH & CMIOSH, LRB Consulting
 Standards   England

Care Certificate Standard 8


RQF: Support individuals to eat and drink (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support)


All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Sections 4 & 7


National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC's Induction Standards

References The Care Certificate, AWIFHSC

Client reviews:

"We used this course as a part of the induction and will use it for refresher training later on. The quality of the video is good and the contents helps us to meet the legal requirements. I'd recommend BVS to my colleagues and other homes.”

Tina Neil, Age UK Norfolk

"We've used over 30 videos from BVS. They're all very good training materials and of excellent quality. I'd definitely recommend BVS.”

Dhunraj Ramjeawon - Haven Lodge