Listeria Awareness

This course will examine the practical identification, management and control of Listeria species in a food, dairy or beverage processing environment.

Course Content

This course is made up of the following modules:

An Introduction to Listeria Monocytogenes Awareness.

This section introduces the learner to the course. It explains what Listeria Monocytogenes is and how it can be killed.

Module 1 – The Risk of Listeria

This section of the course concentrates on where Listeria can be found and how the infection is caused. It looks at the symptoms of infection and the vulnerable groups who are at high risk, which, if infected, can have serious consequences to health.

Module 2 – Food Manufacturing and Handling

This section of the course covers how outbreaks of Listeria can be caused by poor food manufacturing or food handling. It looks at a case study that shows a recalling of food products due to listeria contamination.

Module 3 – Personal Hygiene and Cleaning

In this final section, you cover the importance of personal hygiene when working with food. This includes how to wash hands properly and maintain appropriate hand hygiene. It also looks at how thorough cleaning should always be practised in order to avoid contamination or cross-contamination.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 20 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explain what Listeria Monocytogenes is
  • Explain where it is found
  • List who is at most risk
  • Explain how the infection is caused
  • Identify the symptoms of the infection
  • Explain how to prevent it
  • Explain what good personal hygiene is
  • Wash your hands effectively
  • Explain what good hygiene practices are in RTE (ready-to-eat) areas
  • Explain the importance of adopting good food and personal hygiene practices


60 minutes


Member: £23+VAT per person, Non-Member: £27+VAT per person

 All e-learning course prices are quoted for 1-9 licences.

Discounts are available for bulk purchases of 10+ licences.

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