Under Food Hygiene Legislation, food businesses must ensure that food handlers are 'supervised and instructed, and/or trained in food hygiene in a way that is appropriate for the work they do'. Although certified courses do provide an easily recognised standard of training, there is no legal requirement to attend a formal course.
The council for operational reasons has now taken the decision that we will no longer offer any training for food handlers. If you do require training courses of this nature, they can be accessed through an internet search.
For further information contact the Food Safety Service, Public Safety, Regulation and Development, City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH. Phone: 0191 2116102