To meet food safety regulations, adequate staff training is essential. With concerns over food safety on the increase and an alarming number of food poisoning cases attributed to food eaten outside of the home, it is essential that every caterer takes steps to ensure that all food handling staff are supervised and/or trained in food hygiene matters. In UK, the Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 require that the the proprietor of a food business shall ensure that food handlers engaged in the food business are supervised and instructed and/or trained in food hygiene matters commensurate with their work activities. Therefore, any staff member handling food, whether open or packaged and including drinks and ice, should receive the instruction / training to a level suitable for their role.
reference: Health Bureau Taichung, Food hygiene adn ataff training blue paper Nov. 09, Foster