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Food Handler Employment Contract


This Food Handler Employment Contract is tailored to apply to staff working in food preparation. The contract is applicable for temporary, fixed term and permanent positions.

Employers must provide workers and employees with a written statement of their main terms and conditions of employment and this is often known as a Standard Form Section One Statement.

This Employment Contract covers the requirements of a Standard Form Section One Statement. This contract complies with these requirements and must be provided to the employee or worker by day one of employment.

The contract contains specific clauses relevant to a food handler role such as, a clause detailing the food handler’s enhanced responsibility to inform their manager if they, or a member of their family, are suffering from any of a range of infectious diseases. There are also clauses covering areas such as, smoking at work, the safe use of knives and the employer’s right of search.

The Drugs and Alcohol clause enables the employer to carry out random breath and drugs tests on employees who are suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

This Food Handler Employment Contract includes the following clauses:

1. General
2. Duties and Job Title
3. Date of Commencement/Continuous Employment
4. Place of Work
5. Work outside the UK

6. Hours of Work
7. Remuneration and Benefits
8. Holidays
9. Other paid leave

10. Training

11. Sickness Absence
12. Smoking
13. Right of Search
14. Drug & Alcohol Policy
15. Personal Hygiene Policy
16. Food Handling and Safe Use of Knives Procedures
17. Maternity and Paternity Rights
18. Pension
19. Restrictions and Confidentiality
20. Collective Agreements
21. Grievance Procedure
22. Disciplinary Procedure
23. Data Protection
24. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
25. Severability
26. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
27. Right to Work in the UK

This contract is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.

Clauses with optional and alternative phrases
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