MAS Environmental Ltd has changed.

Food safety courses are no longer being offered but the website will remain active for information.  Please check out this page to know more.

Regular courses in Cambridge and nationwide in-house training offered for food handlers and other catering staff of all levels

Fun and effective training courses for all types of food handlers

Food safety is an important issue in any food business.  Lack of training and poor understanding of food hygiene has been linked to food safety issues such as food poisoning and contamination.

The new Food Hygiene Regulations which came out in 2006 place emphasis on the training of food handlers.  The only sure way of meeting the legal duties is to ensure all staff attend our nationally accepted training courses, which are delivered in a lively, interactive atmosphere.

Below is a checklist of issues that food handlers should know:

  • The practices prohibited in a food room.
  • What protective clothing should be worn, why, how to put it on correctly and why.
  • When and how to correctly wash hands.
  • The first aid dressings that must be worn.
  • How food handlers contaminate food both microbiologically and physically and how to prevent it.
  • The importance of temperature control.
  • How to handle and correctly store waste.
  • The correct cleaning methods to avoid risks to food products.
  • The legal obligations of food handlers.
  • The consequences of food complaints / food poisoning to the business etc.
  • The importance of keeping records and completing them satisfactorily.
  • The prevention of pests, how to recognise their presence and reporting.
  • Importance of taking responsibility for their own actions.

We run affordable and effective training courses in Food Safety, Nutrition, Allergen Awareness, Training Skills and HACCP & Food Safety Management Systems.


Terri Stigwood is a qualified teacher and has been delivering food safety training for over 18 years and is well known in the University of Cambridge. She has researched the various methods and processes through which people learn and as a result her courses are always lively and interactive. Terri also works closely with clients advising them on food safety and HACCP systems.

Mike Stigwood, is a qualified Environmental Health Officer with over 40 years experience in the field, mainly as an enforcement officer.  He now works as a private consultant giving advice and help to a wide range of food based industries and catering establishments.  He is also well known to the University of Cambridge.

We also involve other trainers who are qualified EHOs or experts involved in various areas of the Industry.  In this way we can provide expertise, advice and assistance on environmental health issues.


The courses are designed to meet the requirements of legislation.  Successful candidates receive a nationally recognised certificate from Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.  A report will also be forwarded to employers where requested.

Anyone attending one of our courses will receive the latest up-to-date information and training.

Courses can be tailored to meet your individual requirements.  If you would like further details either telephone or contact us by post or email.

IMPARTIAL ADVICE and training are provided on the requirements for HACCP Systems, which can be specifically targeted to suit your business - we can deal with any issues from premise design to operational issues and enforcement problems.  If you would like to discuss courses or any other Environmental Health issues telephone for an informal discussion.

Great success rate

We our proud to say that one of our students has been awarded a prize for scoring top marks in the country for the Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering (Advanced).

"I completed my Level 3 and Level 4 food hygiene with  MAS and the standard of teaching was superb. Things were explained in a clear and easy to understand manner whilst making the lessons interactive and enjoyable. It is due to the high calibre of training that MAS offered that I received the highest mark in the country for RSPH Level 4 Food Safety in Catering Award." Simon Flanagan

Details of the awards on the Highfield website

Who are we?

MAS Environmental is a rapidly expanding consultancy which strives to maintain small company values, and although a small consultancy, we have access to a wide range of experts and specialists. In this way we provide a comprehensive service at extremely competitive rates. We work closely with clients advising them on food safety and HACCP based systems.

MAS Environmental is well known within the Food Safety field working with food business both large and small; local authorities; the Cambridge Colleges and more recently as the Food Safety Advisor to the University of Cambridge.

Training Location

Courses are held at the University Centre in Cambridge.

University Centre, Cambridge

Training location:

University Centre,
East Anglia,

We also offer In-house Courses.

Cambridge training centre

We run training courses for all levels of staff regularly at the University Centre in Cambridge.

In-house nationwide

We can also provide In-House training of all our courses to suit your requirements, including weekends & evenings if necessary. Courses can be tailored to meet your individual requirements

For more information click here.

Value for money

We believe in providing the best food safety courses at the fairest prices

We are a family business established in 1996 and as a small business we pride ourselves on a good reputation and lasting relationship with our customers. We listen to feedback and we will not be beaten on value for money.

Our regular clients include:

  • University Centre, Cambridge
  • Fitzwilliam College
  • King's College
  • Madingley Hall
  • Girton College
  • Jesus College
  • Trinity Hall
  • St John's College
  • Pembroke College and many more.