Food Hygiene Refresher Course

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SkillsFuture Credit / Mid Career Eligible
UTAP Eligible

Course Overview

Food Safety Course Level 1 (Refresher)

Food Hygiene Refresher Course / Food Safety Course Level 1 Refresher is a Singapore Food Agency, SFA accredited course. Participants will be trained in the basics of food safety and hygiene required to be a certified food handler. Upon successful completion, participants will have the competency to work in kitchens, hawkers, food and beverage industry as required by NEA.

Available in English and Mandarin.

Course Title

Food Safety Course Level 1 (Refresher)

Food Hygiene Refresher Course Objectives

On completion of this unit, participants will have the knowledge and skills in Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures and be able to apply them at the workplace.


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Food Hygiene Refresher Course

Food Hygiene Refresher Course Content

1) Practise Good Personal Hygiene

  • Importance of good personal hygiene
  • Impact of good personal hygiene on prevention of food-borne illnesses
  • Hand washing procedures
  • Importance of working only when in good health
  • Environmental Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations

2) Use Safe Ingredients

  • Use safe and wholesome food ingredients
  • Clean and wash food as required

3) Handling Food Safely

  • Impact of safe defrosting to prevent contamination
  • Importance of preventing cross-contamination
  • Considerations for handling high-risk food
  • Considerations for handling ready-to-eat food
  • Importance of maintaining food hygiene during food transportation
  • Environmental Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations
  • Separate and label meat grinders used for processing mutton, pork and beef

4) Store Food Safely

  • How temperature affects growth of germs in food
  • Importance of holding and storing food at proper temperatures
  • Importance of maintaining proper storage conditions
  • Importance of ensuring that food products and items used in food preparation and service are stored away from potential sites of contamination
  • Importance of stock rotation, such as first expire, first out (FEFO) system
  • Environmental Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations

5) Maintain cleanliness of utensils, equipment and service/storage areas

  • Importance of using correct procedures during cleaning
  • Importance of using clean and safe utensils and equipment to prepare food
  • Importance of keeping premises clean to prepare food safely
  • Impact of good refuse management
  • Importance of effective pest control at food establishments
  • Environmental Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations

Who Should Attend

This is a refresher course for those who have taken the Basic Food Hygiene course

Food Hygiene Refresher Course Assessment Mode

  • Multiple Choice
  • Practical Assessments
  • Oral Questions

Food Hygiene Certificate

Participants who fulfil all requirements will be certified with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) issued by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Validity of Food Hygiene Certificate

Food hygiene certificates are valid for 5 years upon completion. After passing the basic food hygiene course, food handlers can attend food hygiene refresher courses to ensure continued practise of good food hygiene, within the period shown in the following table.

Food Hygiene Refresher TrainingCompliance
1st refresher trainingBy 5th year from the Basic Food Hygiene Course (BFHC) course passed date
2nd and subsequent refresher trainingEvery 10th year from last refresher course pass date

Food Hygiene Certificate Check

If you have taken a Singapore food hygiene course before, past food hygiene certificate can be retrieved from the Skills Passport website.

You can also visit our step by step guide – How to Download Food Hygiene Cert

More related information can be found on our Food Safety Blog.

Course Feature

Course Feature

Course Provider: AesthetiCar Pte. Ltd.
UEN: 201400645K
Course Reference Number: TGS-2023019241
Mode Of Training: Classroom
Funding Validity Period: 03 Mar 2023 – 02 Mar 2025

Singaporean 40 yrs and above$31.20
Singaporean 21-39 yrs / PR$47.20
Duration1 Day
(4.50 hours)
Skillfuture and UTAP Eligible.

Available in: English / 中文

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