About the Association
The Food Safety Professionals Association was set up in 2007 with the intention of bringing together the best independent food safety/hygiene professionals operating on the island of Ireland in an attempt to nurture and improve the standards of food safety advice and training available to the Hospitality, Catering, retail and Industrial sectors in Ireland...Read more ›
Types of Membership
There are three categories of members.
Full membership is limited to individuals whose main employment is in a capacity typically associated with educational and consulting activities and who can demonstrate a high level of competence in and knowledge of The Food Service and Hospitality Industry and Food Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail...Read more ›
Benefits of Membership
- Profile page on www.fspa.ie
- Access to the resources of the FSPA.
- Opportunity to network with peers.
- Continual professional development.
- Business referral between members.
- Social interaction between fellow professionals.
Food Safety in Level 1
Food businesses must, by law, ensure that all staff have received the appropriate level of safety and hygiene training commensurate with their role and risk.
It is a useful induction or refresher training programme for those undertaking work-experience in a food business, and for anyone with a keen interest in learning more about the basic principles of food safety and hygiene.
- Introduction to food safety
- Microbiological hazards
- Food poisoning and its control
- Contamination hazards and controls
- Safe handling and the storage of food
- Personal hygiene
- Food pests and pest control
- Cleaning and disinfection
The course will typically take 2 to 3 hours to complete, however as this food safety training is hosted online, learners can complete each module at a time and pace to suit them.
There are no prerequisites to study this course, though a basic understanding of principles of food safety will be beneficial.
Test and certification
The course is assessed by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Learners must score 100% in order to pass.
If the learner does not achieve 100% first time, they will be taken back to review the module with which they have struggled. They can then retry the multiple-choice questions as many times as necessary to pass the course.
You will receive an electronic copy of your certificate immediately on completion of the course. This certificate, which is the equivalent of the old basic food hygiene certificate, may be printed and used as evidence that you have been trained in food hygiene to the appropriate level.
This course features a full audio voiceover, a glossary of terms and a transcript for users that are hard of hearing.
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