Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Training Certificate



This Certificate Food Safety Training or Food Safety Certificate NZ is the most 5☆ Rated course by kiwis that includes Hygiene, Council EHO Food Handling and  Food Control Plan related Regulations. 

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It is customised for people working with/selling food and BOTH SMALL & Large organisations who require training as part of the Food Act 2014, Food Regulations 2015 and local council Bylaws around New Zealand or Community / Charity / Healthcare teams who simply want to operate to best practice!  

Food Safe Ltd is a registered with Auckland City Council and as an NZQA PTE complies with the Food Safety Bylaws and Verifier Audits right across New Zealand.

Our food safety training is trusted by both well known New Zealand and Global food companies and heaps of SMALL teams too!


Companies We've Worked With 

We have collaborated and delivered training at a number of performance-fuelled organizations and global brands, some of which are outlined below. 

Food Safe food safety training clients

We make your learning simple to understand and fun experience for SMALL BUSINESSES too and help you grow your brand by focusing on food safety and quality.

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Certificate Level: Level 2 + some content at Level 3 (NZ) / Level 2 + some content at Level 3 (UK) 

This food safety and hygiene certificate suits people looking for a job in hospitality, supermarkets, restaurants and for those managing a cafe, or those thinking of starting your own food truck, weekend food stall or cake making a business from home! 

We go well beyond just training to nurture your business plans post-training with an EXCLUSIVE passionate post-training community support group of our former trainees and successful business owners who help support and guide each other and you on your own food business journey!!!  


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do I need a food safety certificate? If you are selling food for commercial purposes you do. If you are fundraising or a charity you still need to apply some basic controls and keep some basic records we teach you about at our training.
  • How do I get a food safety certificate? Book here now
  • Do food safety certificates expire? The best practice is to refresh learning every 3 years.
  • How much is a food safety course? $165.75+gst 
  • Where is an affordable commercial kitchen I could use? We coach you to keep your costs low with smart suggestions like using your local registered RSA kitchen... and even more ideas we explain to you in class!
  • How do I find a good weekend market to sell my food at?
  • How does a food business registration process go?
  • What can we learn from other similar business experiences?
  • Where do I get some good environmentally friendly packaging for my cupcakes?
  • Is there a community support group I could be part of that can help me towards my goals?



This Food Safety Certificate includes:

  • Food Safety breakdowns and why training is an investment.
  • Find out answers to questions such as: Can I cook food from home for sale? What does a verifier look for when auditing me? What does jargon such as a "Level 2 National Programme FCP" mean?
  • Effective personal hygiene when working with food validation of hand washing technique at training (UV light verification test).
  • You will understand the science of allergic reactions and immune response and food intolerance.
  • Primary allergen groups (applicable worldwide) and practice allergen identification exercises from your menu.
  • Effective allergen management tools in a food business such as labelling and cleaning.
  • Key HACCP training NZ temperatures + global standards including both Celsius (°C) to Fahrenheit (°F) and recording temperature of high-risk food. This training has been used by our trainees around the world.
  • Knowledge of hazards that cause foodborne illness and food spoilage in a food business including pathogenic bacteria, mould, and viruses
  • Knowledge of methods used to control hazards that cause foodborne illness and food spoilage in a food business.
  • Identifying common examples of food safety risks.
  • Pest control and how to control pests
  • Criteria for verifier inspections and audit checklists.
  • Overview of legislation including the Food Standards Code 2002, Food Act 2014, Food Regulations and how the law applies to food businesses
  • Key elements of a Food Control Plan (FCP) + 3 Step Corrective Action (Codex Alimentarius)
  • Practice filling out key food safety records - Food Control Plan Diary
  • Verification and how to achieve a Council Audit A Grades 
  • Extra research and microbiology information based on our MOC with AUT University - School of Applied Sciences.


Why Choose us for  your Food Safety Training?

The information we provide you on food safety is the very latest If you like to learn in a fun classroom, where a bunch of other trainees share experiences and ask the engaging questions you might be too shy to ask, this is the perfect food safety certificate nz (in New Zealand) for you.

Yes! We use slides, pictures, and videos, so if you are put off by poor quality free food safety training online that forces you to read pages of text to find what you need book here now

Food Safe Trainers are industry experts with Lead Audit ISO 22000 qualifications and have extensive practical experience in high-compliance food manufacture, which we bring to the classroom.

We offer this food safety certificate nz for your convenience at a number of locations across New Zealand such as food safety course AucklandChristchurch, Hamilton, Whangarei etc. We have successfully delivered customised training at companies from in South Island to the Northland and across from Waiheke in the east to Hokitika in the West!



Food Safety Training Auckland:

In addition to training options New Zealand wide this Food Safety Certificate Auckland is also delivered at a number of locations Auckland wide:

  • In the North Shore, Browns Bay, Auckland: Food Safety Certificate North Shore for the convenience of Aucklanders living on the North Shore Area from Birkenhead to Orewa
  • In Grey Lynn, Auckland: For the convenience of people in the CBD, Viaduct Ponsonby, New Market, Parnell, Onehunga, New Lynn, Henderson
  • In Manukau, Auckland: Food Safety Course Manukau: For the convenience of people who also live in Papakura, Pukekohe, Papatoetoe, Takanini, Manurewa, Mangere, East Tamaki, Howick & Flat Bush

The best part for Aucklanders is just like the rest of NZ enjoys, we ensure you get free off-street unlimited parking, an invisible and an additional cost you need to consider. 



All basic courses are language-assisted with course notes and slides in Mandarin 普通话, Hindi हिंदी, Japanese 日本人, Korean 한국의, Thai ภาษาไทย and Vietnamese Việt.

We also deliver this specific training programme on request for groups as few as 4 people at your client site.



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Payment options:

1. Cash on the day – Please bring the exact amount. Please do not post.
2. Internet Banking - KiwiBank: Food Safe Limited 38-9012-0669239-00

Food Safe Limited has been granted approval by NZQA under Section 251 of the Education Act 1989 to provide Food Safety Training and is a CATEGORY 1 training provider.



Food Safety Certificate: how long does it last?

Food safety Certificate NZ


  • Best practice for Cafes and Restaurants: is to refresh learning and renew your certificate every 3 Years at a maximum.
  • Food Manufacture + Customised food Control Plans: refresh learning and renew your certificate Every Year!

Food Safety Guidance
for Food Act 2014 and Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ . *Click on the top right of windows to pop-out in full screen and '+' to zoom-in 


You can also benefit from some free food safety training online before you come to class.