Food Safety Scotland

Cross Contamination Training Course

REHIS Controlling the Risk of Cross Contamination Training

cross contamination training

This course is aimed at managers and supervisors of food businesses of all sizes, where both raw and ready to eat foods are handled. It is also an excellent refresher course for holders of the REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate.

Ideally candidates should already hold the REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate or equivalent. The course focuses on microbiological cross contamination and how it can be prevented and controlled.

Guidance for Food Businesses

The Food Standards Agency has issued guidance for food businesses to clarify the steps needed to control the risk of food becoming contaminated by E.coli O157. This guidance has been developed in response to the serious outbreaks of E.coli O157 in Scotland in 1996 and Wales in 2005, which were attributed to cross-contamination arising from poor handling of food.

Although E.coli is the key focus of this guidance, the measures outlined will also help in the control of other bacteria, such as campylobacter and salmonella.

The cross contamination training course covers

Why there is a risk and the significant micro-organisms involved
Identifying the sources of cross contamination in a food business
The control of cross contamination by:
Physical separation
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Cleaning & disinfection
Non chemical disinfection
Personal hygiene
Management controls for preventing micro-biological cross contamination
Enforcement actions available to enforcement officers
A good way to minimise the risks of cross-contamination to your business. At the end of the course there is a short assessment with the successful applicants being awarded the REHIS certificate.

Check the course calendar for the next course dates

The course runs from 9.30am – 5pm at the end of which candidates are awarded the REHIS certificate. The minimum training time prescribed for this course by REHIS is six hours. The maximum number of delegates on a course is fifteen.

Always Dates Throughout The Year  And  Very Easy To Book

For individuals and businesses who want to book : Simply click on the course calendar link. Select the date and the location you want. Follow the instructions. You will then be taken to PayPal where you will need to make full prepayment using a credit card,debit card or your PayPal account for your course places. When you have made the prepayment  you will receive an email confirming your place and payment. You will also get joining instructions including a map showing the venue location. for public transport links simply download the Free Traveline Scotland public transport information App to your phone or tablet or visit


If you just want to enquire about courses, have a question you need answered or are a business that would like to arrange an in-house course please contact us by completing the contact  form  – If  we are out running a course, we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Royal Environmental Health Institute Scotland Cross-contamination Course

In House Courses

Many businesses who have a lot of staff members to train prefer to run their own in house Royal Environmental Health Institute Scotland Cross Contamination training courses.  As a recognised training centre TBDS can register and undertake these course for you at your own venues. At times to suit your business and at competitive rates.  If you would like to know more about this service please telephone or simply complete the contact form on the website. We will get back to you within 48 hours.
The Royal Environmental Health Institute Cross Contamination course is recognised by your local Environmental Health Officer and is suitable for those working in restaurants, hotels, bars, nurseries, residential homes and also those involved in day care. In a nutshell anyone handling food. Any food handler. For your peace of mind get in touch. Talking costs nothing.

TBDS holds regular courses in Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness at the following venues

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The Eric Liddell Centre
15 Morningside Rd
EH10 4DP


Scottish Youth Hostel
Victoria Drive


Scottish Youth Hostel
8 Park Terrace
G3 6BY


Scottish Youth Hostel
St John Street,

REHIS Approved Cross Contamination Training