Basic Food Safety Training

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From personal hygiene to local and national regulations, our half-day basic food safety courses help ensure that your patrons are always in the best hands. Our courses also satisfy local council requirements.

Our classes are designed to be simple, upbeat and fun. This style of learning creates a more relaxed and memorable experience, so that you can more easily recall what you’ve learnt and apply that knowledge in the workplace.

Why Is Food Safety Training Important?

Every food handler should understand basic food safety, how to handle food properly and the importance of providing safe food.

Exposure to dirt and germs can make food or water unsafe for consumption in many ways. Tainted consumables can cause infections or diseases, such as diarrhoea and meningitis. These illnesses can make people very sick and, at times, can even be life-threatening. Some infections may also make it difficult for the body to absorb the nutrients it needs to be healthy. Additionally, unsafe or stale foods deteriorate, causing them to lose vital nutrients.

Topics Covered

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of handling and providing safe food
  • Local and national regulations relating to food safety
  • The cost of foodborne illness
  • Food safety hazards
  • Cross-contamination
  • Personal hygiene

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the costs associated with the supply of unsafe food
  • Describe which regulations relate to the supply of safe food
  • Identify the financial and social cost of unsafe food in New Zealand
  • Explain the main hazards associated with food and give relevant examples within your workplace
  • Explain the principle of cross-contamination and give practical examples within your own workplace

Course Cost

  • Classroom-based course is $140 +GST.
  • Online course is $90 +GST.

(All participants receive a certificate of attendance.)

Book a Course

Book a training course in one of three locations: Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch