Intro to Hygiene for Food Handlers & Food Safety Awareness

Programme Coordinator: Lulanie Swanepoel
Course Level
Implementation
Duration
Five Hours
OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES
  • To equip the participant with knowledge about microorganisms, how they are spread, how they can be controlled and the basics of food poisoning
  • To equip the participant with personal hygiene knowledge, cleaning and sanitation, housekeeping practices, food-handling practices, temperature control, pest control and basic documentation.
  • Understand the basic principles of Food Safety and your role in its implementation
  • List the basic principles of Food Safety - including FSSC 22000
  • Recognise the importance of hygiene in a Food Safety system
  • Apply the basic principles in a practical way
OUTLINE

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO HYGIENE

The following topics are covered in the first part of the presentation:

  • Basic hygiene principles including germs and food poisoning
  • Personal hygiene
  • Code of conduct
  • Cleaning and sanitation
  • Housekeeping
  • Food handling
  • Temperature control
  • Pest control
  • Basic documentation

PART 2: FOOD SAFETY AWARENESS

  • What is Food Safety?
  • Background to Food Safety
  • Reasons for implementing a Food Safety system
  • How Food Safety works
  • Identifying hazards and control measures
  • Overview of pre-requisite programmes (including personnel practices, cleaning and sanitation, pest control, construction and maintenance, production and process control, supplier quality assurance)
  • Overview of FSSC 22000 principles
  • Overview of CCPs, critical limits, monitoring procedures and corrective actions
  • Your role in the Food Safety system

A certificate of attendance will be issued once the course has been successfully completed.

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Delegates must be comfortable communicating in English and need suitable reading and writing skills.
LANGUAGE
Presented in English
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Production staff
  • Staff involved in food handling and related areas
  • Supervisors and unit managers
COURSE DATES & ENROLMENT

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, we are not currently running face-to-face training. However, a number of our courses are running online - either by way of webinar-style training or learn-at-your-own-pace courses. Get in touch with our team via the link below to discuss training availability and options to suit your needs.

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