UPDATE: MCA recognises Food Hygiene/Food Safety Qualifications

UPDATE: MCA recognises Food Hygiene/Food Safety Qualifications

We received this update from the MCA today and it confirms the extension by MCA of accepted online food hygiene courses til 31.5.2021

Full details at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/min-658-mlc-food-and-catering-covid-19-online-approved-courses and at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/973507/MIN_658_Amendment_1.pdf


Good Morning,

 You recently emailed my colleague regarding online course delivery for food safety training. I can confirm that MIN 658 which details the MCAs position on accepting courses delivered online providing the awarding body allows the centre to do so. This MIN has been extended until 31/05/2021 in light of the global situation still unfolding. This date is monitored frequently and will take into account the global situation. Please check the webpage for MIN 658 here closer to the expiry date for further updates  - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/min-658-mlc-food-and-catering-covid-19-online-approved-courses

 Kind Regards,


Sophie Peacey

Seafarer Living and Working Conditions Policy Manager

UK Maritime Services