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Blog posts tagged in food safety and hygiene certificate training

If you are working in a rest home or an aged care facility, looking to work in one or are managing one, our Food Safety Certificate Training Course will ensure you and your staff are fully trained and up-to-date with all aspects of food safety when handling food.

Food Safety Certificate Training NZ for Aged Care and Rest Homes


Our Food Safety Certificate Training Course which is also known by other names such as Food Handling Course, Food Hygiene Course, and Food Safety Certificate NZ includes an Introduction to HACCP as bonus content.


When you attend our course you will learn many aspects of food safety.

Even though our trainees come from a range of sectors including hospitality, food services, ECE - Early Child Care Centres, Supermarkets, Home-Food businesses, Job-seekers, Aged Care, Hospitals and Food Manufacture Companies; your trainer will offer you customised tips and guidance specific to your particular area of work throughout the course.

You can find evidence of this in our trainee reviews which can be found here and here.


Your Food Safety Training Course content includes the areas of:


1. Personal Hygiene
2. Illness Management
3. Allergen Management & Cross-contamination
4. Pathogens, Viruses & Bacteria including Covid-19 and Norovirus
5. Temperature Control
6. Record-Keeping
7. Food Act & The Law
8. Food Control Plan
9. What you need to do to get a 100% audit score
10. HACCP Principles + MUCH MORE!

Food Safe offers food safety certificate and food hygiene courses across New Zealand. This training is available as:

1. On-site Food Safety Training [Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch]
2. Online Food Safety Training [all New Zealand] which involves Live coaching and training by our food safety expert on training day. This is NOT a video recording rather Expert-Led Guidance and Coaching. You can read about your trainer’s credentials here.

Your Food Safety Certificate of Achievement will be issued on the same day after successful completion of your assessment.

Your Trainer will support you right through your training and if you are keen to try some test questions for your food safety certificate training assessment, feel free to give the below questions a go. Once you submit, you will be able to see the answers to the test questions on the next screen. 

In New Zealand, there are many aged care facilities, hospitals and rest homes. According to appx. 30,000+ people lived in residential care for older people in New Zealand, across 800+ facilities.

The Auckland region had the largest number of people in residential care for older people, followed by the Canterbury region and the Wellington region.

Food Safety Certificate Training for staff and managers working in aged care facilities and rest homes will ensure that staff are aware of safe food handling practices and can implement safe food handling practices to keep residents and themselves safe. 

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Food Safety Certificate Training to Start a Home Food Business

If you already have a Home Food Business or are looking to start a Home Food Business then our Food Safety Certificate Training can assist you in achieving your goals.

Home Food Business Requirements - COVID 19


Managing Food Allergies for a Home Food Business


Home Food Business Requirements - Temperature Control


Food Safe's Food Safety Certificate Training (also called Food Hygiene Training NZ or Food Handling Course by other names covers the following areas:

  1. Food Safety breakdowns
  2. 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?
  3. Effective personal hygiene when working with food validation of handwashing technique at training (UV light verification test).
  4. Viruses, pathogens, and bacteria including Covid 19
  5. You will understand the science of allergic reactions and immune response and food intolerance.
  6. Primary allergen groups (applicable worldwide) and practice allergen identification exercises from your menu.
  7. Effective allergen management tools in a food business such as labelling and cleaning.
  8. 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.
  9. Knowledge of hazards that cause foodborne illness and food spoilage in a food business including pathogenic bacteria, mould, and viruses
  10. Knowledge of methods used to control hazards that cause foodborne illness and food spoilage in a food business.
  11. Identifying common examples of food safety risks.
  12. Pest control and how to control pests
  13. Criteria for verifier inspections and audit checklists.
  14. Overview of legislation including the Food Standards Code 2002, Food Act 2014, Food Regulations and how the law applies to food businesses
  15. Key elements of a Food Control Plan (FCP) + 3 Step Corrective Action (Codex Alimentarius)
  16. Practice filling out key food safety records - Food Control Plan Diary
  17. Verification and how to achieve a Council Audit A Grades
  18. Extra research and microbiology information based on our MOC with AUT University - School of Applied Sciences.
  19. Introduction to HACCP

More resources on how to start a home food business and home food business requirements can be found here.

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Food Safety Certificate Training: Live Coaching

Our certificate training suits people looking for a job or working in:

  • The Essential Food Services sector
  • Supermarkets, Dairies & Convenience stores
  • Aged-care facilities & Hospitals
  • Child Care Centres (ECE)
  • Food Truck Drivers
  • Food Processing Companies
  • Cold Storage and Supply Chain
  • Produce Handling roles
  • Hygiene and Cleaning jobs
  • Meat, Seafood and Dairy companies

It is also suitable for:

  • Those looking to start home food businesses (so you understand the law),
  • Fruit pickers and farm workers; and
  • People looking to up-skill and re-tool

Purposefully Focused & Job Related Skills including:

  • Hygiene (Viruses & Bacteria)
  • Preventing cross-contamination
  • HACCP Intro.
  • Allergen Management
  • Temperature Control
  • Food Control Record Keeping

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Food Safety Certificate Christchurch


Christchurch, also known as the Garden City, offers a vibrant and buzzing retail, events and hospitality scene.

According to the Christchurch and Canterbury Quarterly Economic Report, retail spending in the central city grew by 14 percent and central city spending on food and beverage and apparel and personal products has increased 23 percent and 20 percent respectively for the 12 months on account of increased hospitality and retail offerings.

Here at Food Safe, we are passionate about training and supporting everyone who works or wants to work in the food and related sectors in New Zealand. Food Safe offers the most 5-star rated food safety certificate training course in Christchurch and across select centres in New Zealand.

Course Content is to MPI and global Codex Best Practice standards and includes:

  • Legislation covering food and regulatory / verifier inspections
  • Good Manufacturing Practice - GMP
  • Food safety hazards and HACCP controls
  • Introduction to the Seven Principles of HACCP
  • Allergen management
  • Methods to prevent cross-contamination
  • Cleaning and sanitizing + Critical Hygiene Areas
  • Pest control & Rubbish management
  • Critical temperatures, management and record keeping
  • Preparing for Verifier audits
  • Practically applying food safety learning with simple examples

Book your Christchurch training with us here:


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Food Safety Course Manukau


Delivering Expert-led Food Safety Certificate Training for Everyone in Manukau and South Auckland and across New Zealand, LIVE via our ONLINE CLASSROOMS. 

Read all our 5 Facebook & Google trainee reviews

Food Safety Course Manukau



Public courses at Auckland (Grey Lynn, Manukau, North Shore) and Christchurch; and at company sites across New Zealand.

Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Training Certificate Programme:

1. Government Accredited + NZQA Registered PTE, recognized by Councils complies with Bylaws.
2. Ideal for Small + Big Businesses, Cafes, New owners, Job-seekers, Senior Living, Childcare, etc.
3. Includes Food Act 2014, Food Control Plans and Food Safety Records.
4. Over 300+ 5☆ Rated!!! on Google + Facebook
5. Delivered by Expert.

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