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Notice to all
Seafarers and other shipboard personnel
This MIN replaces MIN 531 and expires 30 September 2017.
This notice should be read with Part 8 of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention)(Minimum requirements for Seafarers etc) Regulations 2014 and Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1846 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Food and Catering: Ships Cooks and Catering Staff.
Part 8 of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for
Seafarers etc.) Regulations 2014 (“the Minimum Requirements Regulations”) introduce a
requirement for all ships’ cooks, catering staff and other persons processing food in the galley
to be suitably qualified in food hygiene or food safety in catering.
The qualifications and awarding bodies which are listed in this Marine Information Note are
those that fulfil the learning outcomes and assessment criteria set out in Annex 1 of Merchant
Shipping Notice MSN 1846 (M).
Level 2 is the minimum acceptable level for catering staff and other persons processing food
in the galley.
Important information on the future delivery of courses approved by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.