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Introductory Food Safety

Cost: $225.00 + GST

Course overview

Upcoming courses

  • Early Bird Offer
  • Limited Spaces

We are able to offer this training via Virtual Instructor-Led Training. Click here  (external link) (external link) to enrol for online training dates, waitlist or to send an enquiry for this training via VILT.

Course overview

This course provides a basic understanding of the general practices used to create an environment that is safe to produce food and the practices that help to ensure safe production and handling. Participants will learn a variety of topics including how to prevent cross contamination, promote hygienic practices and monitor the temperature of high-risk foods through the application of Good Operating Practice.

This course covers the theory towards unit standards 167 and 168,

What is covered?

  • What is a food safety hazard
  • Allergens
  • Preventing contamination
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cleaning and sanitising
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Pest controls
  • Approved suppliers
  • Shelf life
  • Controlling temperature
  • Documentation and recording keeping
  • Overview of NZ food legislation

Who should attend?

Anyone working or preparing to work in the food and dairy industry

Key benefits

  • Apply new skills and knowledge to your workplace immediately after the course
  • Reduce your company’s down-grade costs through applying the food safety controls taught in this course
  • Gain an insight into current national and international food safety issues
  • Train with a NZQA recognised Private Training Establishment (PTE)
  • This course is aligned to unit standard 167 and 168. Although the standard course does not assess these unit standards, talk to the training team about how this may be achieved.


There is no prerequisite