Food Safety - Training Manual


Updated on July 2021

Download our Food Safety training manual Download in PDF format

We offer our food safety and handling course manual in PDF format totally free of charge. This is the manual we use in our training sessions. Please, feel free to download it and read it at your own pace offline.

Our manual includes all the necessary material to obtain the Food Hygiene and Safety - Level 2 - Certification online with us. Updated for 2021.

Food Safety L2 - Training Manual - PDF

Food Handler course contents:

  1. Food Handler Training: Introduction
  2. Food hygiene
  3. Contamination of food
  4. Food-borne diseases
  5. Conservation and storage of food
  6. Personal hygiene of food handlers
  7. General cleanliness and hygiene
  8. HACCP self-control system and regulation
  9. Food Information Law (Allergens)
  10. COVID-19 preventive measures

About the Regulation

Our PDF manual on safety and hygiene in food handling contains all the information you need to complete the food handler course and get your own certificate and handler's licence in accordance with the European legal framework Regulation (CE) 852/2004, Regulation (UE) 1169/2011, and Regulation UE 2017/2158.

In addition to the above regulations, at the national level you can also find the following:

Who is the author of the manual?

About the author

This manual has been prepared specifically for our online course by Beatriz Barrero Gozalo, a food technologist with extensive experience in training food handlers.

Academic curriculum

Beatriz Barrero has a Degree in Food Science and Technology, a Diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and is a food handlers trainer by the Professional Association of Veterinarians.

Professional experience

Since 2004, Beatriz Barrero has given courses on food handling, food safety, quality and nutrition, etc; for companies such as Carrefour and Eroski.

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How to download the manual?

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Sharing the manual

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Except for the cases mentioned in the previous paragraph, and in general, no part of this manual may be reproduced or processed by computer (whether electronically, mechanically, by photocopying, by recording, or by other methods) without prior written permission from the authors or publishers.

Updated to the years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021. Available soon also in PPT (PowerPoint) format.

More information

Food Standards Agency
Codex Alimentarius at FAO
European Food Safety Authority


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