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Food Safety Training

 

Food Safe has been busy this year. We are very proud to have trained the QA team at AFFCO, Morewa. On this occasion, we focused on Advanced HACCP and Risk Control training.

The team came out tops and celebrated afterwared with a well-deserved round of icecreams from their Compliance Manager's Mr Whippy's truck. We are already thinking about how to develop trainees further in 2019.

 

Food Safe offers Hazard Analysis Ctrical Control Point (HACCP) Training across New Zealand.

 

Food Safe has New Zealand’s highest and consistent trainee review ratings by both score and numbers.

  

Google Business (4.9 stars/5 from 104, year-on-year reviews) and

Facebook (4.8 stars/5 from 102, year-on-year reviews) 

 

Book your company's next HACCP training course by calling us in New Zealand on 0800 003 097 or +64 9 2814226 from overseas.

 

Here is a video about this HACCP training:

 

 

More about this training?

  

Training option 4 of 4: Advanced application of HACCP - Develop, implement and review a HACCP application for a food processing operation- Unit standard 28265 

Training can be used in All food sectors (MPI approved)

 

(This new MPI approved standard replaces Food Safe's current programme 16667 in the Dairy and 12626 in the Meat and 12316 Seafood sectors)

Programme Overview: Two-day course + submission of HACCP Plan assessment + follow-up on-job verification

 

Suitable for: Quality Managers, supervisors, quality coordinators, HACCP plan review team members, facilities maintenance leaders, senior supply chain team members, senior warehouse team members, managers, business owners.

 

Course content:

  • Case study review of recent food safety break-downs and learning (The WHY we are in training)
  • Introduction to legislative requirements for HACCP plans and their importance (the WHY auditors insist on training)
  • How best practice food companies operate - FSSC 22000. (The HOW we implement our learning as a company)
  • Introduction to food safety hazards (Physical / foreign matter-P; Chemical & Allergenic-C) (The WHAT risks to be aware of)
  • Introduction Microbiology - M risks (Pathogenic bacteria, toxins, moulds and yeast) - Simplified, detailed and VISUAL (The WHAT risks to be aware of)
  • Codex Alimentarius 14 step methodology applied in simple picture format
  • HACCP as a tool for identifying and controlling potential hazards (The HOW we implement our learning)
  • Group exercises to work on site HACCP flow charts and HACCP plan
  • CCPs and critical limits relevant to workplace and department requirements
  • How CCPs, critical limits and controls are applied - Multi sector testing of learning
  • Group exercises to practically implement critical limit knowledge learned
  • Corrective actions to be taken if limits are exceeded (The WHEN further control is applied)
  • Introduction to best practice risk control techniques such as: preventative actions, problem-solving, root-cause-analysis (RCA), minimising the risks from confirmation bias, how to implement human factors learning in the workplace, food safety culture and why measuring it matters (The WHEN training must kick-in).
  • Visual application of HACCP with videos and practical examples
  • Individual coaching towards how to develop, implement and review a HACCP plan

NZQA Level 5; 20 Credits

 

This Food Safe training is available on request for groups as small as 4 or more.

 

This video explains how Food Safe successfully collaborates with companies to deliver food safety training: 

 

 

 

To request a HACCP course, call us in New Zealand on 0800 003 097 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For Mandarin readers:

 

Food Safe非常自豪能够在Morewa的​​AFFCO培训QA团队。在这个场合,我们专注于高级HACCP和风险控制培训。该团队在他们的合规经理的Whippy先生的卡车上获得了当之无愧的冰淇淋。我们已经在考虑如何在2019年进一步发展AFFCO的受训人员。

 

For Hindi readers:

 

एएफएफसीओ, मोरेवा में क्यूए टीम को प्रशिक्षित करने के लिए खाद्य सुरक्षा बहुत गर्व है। इस अवसर पर, हमने उन्नत एचएसीसीपी और जोखिम नियंत्रण प्रशिक्षण पर ध्यान केंद्रित किया। टीम शीर्ष पर आई और उसके अनुपालन प्रबंधक के श्री व्हाइपी के ट्रक से आइसक्रीम के एक अच्छी तरह से योग्य दौर के साथ मनाया गया। हम पहले ही सोच रहे हैं कि 201 9 में एएफएफसीओ के प्रशिक्षुओं को कैसे विकसित किया जाए। 

 

Food Safe offers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training across New Zealand.

Don't miss out! Book your next HACCP training course by calling us in New Zealand on 0800 003097 or +64 9 2814226 Globally

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Food Safety Training

 

The passionate Venue Waiheke team from the entrepreneurs who started Charlie Farley's. Food Safe trained the team prior to launch of their exciting new restaurant opening end 2018.

Food Safe offers food safety and hygiene certificate training across New Zealand. Book your next food safety training course by CLICKING HERE NOW.

 

Here is a video about this training:

 

 

This Food Safe Training includes:

  • Effective personal hygiene when working with food validation of hand washing technique at training ( UV light verification test).
  • Understanding the science of allergic reactions and food intolerance.
  • Primary allergen groups and practice identification exercises.
  • Effective allergen management tools in a food business.
  • Key temperatures and recording temperature of high risk food.
  • Knowledge of hazards that cause foodborne illness and food spoilage in a food business.
  • 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
  • Criteria for council inspections / food grades during an audit
  • Overview of legislation including the Food Standards Code 2002 and Food Act 2014 and how the law applies to food businesses
  • Key elements of a Food Control Plan (FCP)
  • Practice filling out key food safety records - Food Control Plan Diary

Food Safe offers food safety and hygiene certificate training across New Zealand.

 

Food Safe has New Zealand’s highest and consistent trainee review ratings by both score and numbers.

 

 

Google Business (4.9 stars/5 from 104, year-on-year reviews) and

Facebook (4.8 stars/5 from 102, year-on-year reviews) 

 

Don't miss out! Book your next food safety training course CLICK HERE.

 

For Mandarin readers:

 

从新西兰西海岸到怀赫科岛的食品安全培训。 热情的Venue Waiheke团队来自创办Charlie Farley的企业家。 Food Safe在2018年开业令人兴奋的新餐厅开业之前对团队进行了培训。

 

For Hindi readers:

 

न्यूजीलैंड के वेस्ट कोस्ट से वाइकेके द्वीप तक खाद्य सुरक्षा प्रशिक्षण। चार्ली फर्ले की शुरुआत करने वाले उद्यमियों से भावुक स्थान वाइके टीम। खाद्य सुरक्षा ने 2018 में अपने रोमांचक नए रेस्तरां खोलने के शुरू होने से पहले टीम को प्रशिक्षित किया। 

 

Food Safe offers food safety and hygiene certificate training across New Zealand.

Don't miss out! Book your next food safety training course CLICK HERE.

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Food Safe AUT Lecture

 

Professor Len Gillman, Head of School, School of Science at Auckland University of Technology and Dr. Brent Seale Programme Leader - Food Safety, launch New Zealand first cohort of BSc Food Safety Graduates.

What sets this group of students and graduates apart?

Students have more laboratory related practical experience and time compared to most other universities in New Zealand, particularly in Microbiology.

They have knowledge of Quality Assurance (QA) skills, covering Food Safety Systems so they have a better chance to hit the ground running.

These QA skills include:

  • ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • HACCP
  • Crisis Management
  • Auditing
  • Prerequisite programmes (PRP)

What is a list of some of their papers?

Year 1:

Principles of Chemistry Knowledge, Enquiry, and Communication Microbiology Food Science Biological Chemistry Biological Sampling and Interpretation Health and Environment Biophysics

Year 2:

Analytical Chemistry Environmental Risk Assessment Quality Assurance Communicable Diseases Food Microbiology

Year 3:

Advanced Food Microbiology Health Protection Food Industry Legislation Food Safety Systems Electives: Food Technology Process Engineering Food Chemistry Product Development Research Project

 

Benefits to Food Companies from Food Safe and AUT collaborating?

  • Clients of Food Safe benefit from even more world-class academic research and networks in the field of Microbiology and Food Science, including leading-edge biotechnology expertise.
  • The ability to tap into resource capability (including Ph.D. and Masters experts) and "boots on the ground" when a technical non-conformance (NC) is holding up operational performance.
  • The ability to scale joint projects at will with an even smarter capability skill-set.
  • Increase competitive advantage at speed while bridging any knowledge gaps.

 

Benefits to students from Food Safe and AUT collaborating?

Links and exposure to real-world food sector experiences.

Better focus on gap analysis between student knowledge and what companies are looking for and need.

Improved motivation and mentorship at a critical junction in a student's life

 

What drives this collaboration between Food Safe and AUT?

Click on this link

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AUT Memorandum of Collaboration MOC

 

Purpose: To facilitate and promote cooperation between Auckland University Of Technology (AUT) and Food Safe Ltd by the sharing of knowledge of the current status of the food safety industry and research.

AUT School of Applied Sciences has a well-respected footprint in both New Zealand and China where it offers a Food Microbiology programme.

This Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) is the result of a relationship that goes back several years to 2014 aimed at continuously improving knowledge and the current status of the food safety and world-class research both in New Zealand as well as globally.

This collaboration is a joint initiative to promote a holistic understanding of food safety across the value chain underpinned by academic rigor in line with the Dairy Capability Working Group Report produced by the Ministry For Primary Industries (MPI)

Food Safe Limited and the School of Applied Science at AUT intend to continue this relationship as a result of this formal MOC and pursue further co-operation in fields that are of mutual benefit.

 

Synergy: Our expanded collaboratory scope now links four continents: Australia, Asia, Europe and the US with even stronger relationships within New Zealand.

 

Benefits to Food Companies?

  • Clients of Food Safe will now benefit from even more world-class academic research and NETWORKS in the field of Microbiology and Food Science, including leading-edge biotechnology expertise.
  • The ability to tap into unlimited resource capability (including PhD and Masters experts) and "boots on the ground" when a technical non-conformance (NC) is holding up operational performance.
  • The ability to scale joint projects at will with an even smarter capability skill-set.
  • Increase competitive advantage at speed while bridging any knowledge gaps.   

 

What drives our Synergy? 

  • Sharing of learning and best-practice.
  • Joint participation in course development and delivery.
  • Visits by an exchange of staff for the purposes of research, teaching, and discussions.
  • Joint research activities.

 

Food Safe's Goal: Help people and companies succeed! 

 

Some slides about Food Safe's Business Beyond Commerce (Sustainability), Journey:

 

 

Read all about Food Safe's Business Beyond Commerce Journey on this link  

 

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Setting business goals for the year ahead?

Here are some food safety training case studies to benefit from

 

From small to big business! Here is an example of a Food & Beverage business collaborating with Food Safe

 

 

From Farm-to-Fork! Here is how Strawberry Fields collaborate with Food Safe to implement training and manage food safety hazards and their brand. 

 

 

  

From Child Care to Senior Living! Here's how a large Early Childhood Education company with ten kids centres collaborates with Food Safe to comply with the roll-out of the Food Act 2014 in the Childcare Sector starting 2017

 

 

Here's how a large Dairy Company collaborated with Food Safe in 2017 to continuously improve operations from farm to can!

 

 

Small food business case study 1

 

 

Small food business case study 2

 

Medium sized food company case study

 

Large food company case study

 

The video below shows you how Food Safe collaborates with food companies to get to goals:

 

 

At Food Safe we are proud of our the feedback we receive from clients and trainees year-on-year.

 

 

Want to know what companies and senior managers think of out training?

Click here


Eager to know how you too can benefit?

Give us a ring on 0800 003 097 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll show you how you too can benefit from New Zealand Certificate training.

 

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