MCA UPDATE: How often should I update my food safety/hygiene certification? contacted the MCA to ask them how often chefs need to update their food safety or food hygiene certificates?

The answer as below is they recoomend every 5 years..


Thank you for your e-mail.  Best practice is that Food Safety should be renewed to a minimum of every 5 years.

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