Higher Certificate in Food Control

The Higher Certificate in Food Control is a qualification awarded by the Environmental Health Registration Board / Chartered Institute of Environmental Health to candidates who have successfully completed all of the following:

  1. The Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection
  2. The Food Inspection endorsement
  3. The Food standards endorsement

Officers holding the Higher Certificate in Food Control are suitably qualified to carry out official controls in food hygiene and food standards as indicated in sections 1.2.9.1, 1.2.9.2.1 and 1.2.9.2.2 of the Food Law Code of Practice. They are also suitably qualified to inspect, seize and detain food (section 1.2.9.3 of the Food Law Code of Practice) and as such may be authorised to use section 9 of the Food Safety Act 1990.