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Here’s an inspirational video about Justin Gallegos getting to his goal… we hope it inspires you toward your goal like it has for us!




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These videos help you better understand how Biotechnology is used in the Food Sector to positively impact communities across the globe. 


At Food Safe we believe an understanding based on science helps provide you with a strong conceptual and learning foundation, an approach that both MPI and Global organisations like FAO also endorse.


Coastal Aquaculture Research Thailand and how Biotechnology is Changing lives



National Livestock Breeding Center, Nepal



Siam Forestry Laboratory, Thailand



This FAO video explains a science-based approach to Food Safety.



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 This Ministry For Primary Industries - MPI videos below outline how Food Control Plans and Food Safety Management apply to a range of Different Types of Food Businesses.


What is Safe Food 



What is Suitable Food 



Food Safety at Coffee Cart 



A Home Baking Business 



A Cafe 



A Brewery 



Food Delivery 



We make your learning simple to understand and fun experience in our classroom-based training.

If you haven't already booked on our training and like to learn in a fun environment, where a bunch of other trainees share experiences and ask engaging questions, then this is the perfect food safety certificate nz (New Zealand) for you.

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Yes! We use slides, pictures, and videos, so if you are put off by complicated-sounding jargon and just want to be shown how to do things in an easy to apply way:

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Food Safe's 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 near you:

Including Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Whangarei etc.

We have successfully delivered customized training at companies and brand listed below, from Gore in Southland to Moerewa in 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, Glenfield, 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 

To request this training and benefit from a fun classroom-based learning experience email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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How and Why Training Minimises Contingency Liability Costs

What is Food Safety Culture?

In simple terms culture is about How, Why and When operators practice Food Safety 


Why focus on Food Safety Culture?

Several global food safety investigations and reports, that have followed food safety break-downs, such as the Listeria outbreak in USA that killed close to 33 people in 2011 to the E-coli 0104-04 outbreak that killed over 20 people in Germany and the New Zealand's 'Whey Protein Concentrate Contamination Incident Report' have recommended that food companies consider tracking and improving Food Safety Culture in addition to other risk control measures. 

Many of these deaths, food safety scares, food re-calls, losses were preventable if Food Safety Culture was a meaningful focus of food companies and senior managers. 


So what is the challenge when it comes to objective measurement of culture?

The challenge for management and food companies in addition to knowledge is, finding an easy-to-use tool to effectively measure Food Safety Culture, so this can be tracked and acted upon.


So what influences Food Safety Culture and how can a company measure it? 

Here is a presentation about Food Safe's innovative analysis tool that helps explain what culture means and how a company can and should measure Food Safety Culture.






What makes Food Safe's tool unique? 





  1. The tool is mobile friendly, a relatively quick quiz to take. It can be completed before or after a class or remotely on computer by email link.
  2. The quality of the operator feedforward is superior because of the rapport the Food Safe trainer builds with operators in the classroom.
  3. It has been well tested and has received good feedback from senior management about the meaningful insight it provides.




How and why this report boosts management of the team? 





  1. The final report is jargon free, pinpoints gaps with clarity and presented as visual dials, bar and spider graphs.
  2. The tool allows for benchmarking between departments / sites (nationally and globally), multiple times for regular reporting.
  3. The reports are solutions focused with quantifiable NZQA unit standards competency suggestions that Food Safe and the ITO can assist train.




  What is contingency liability and how does training minimise this cost while also targeting culture?     







Eager to know more?

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 our world leading tool that can measure Food Safety Culture.


Want to know more? Here are two videos about our How we collaborate with companies and our highly rated HACCP Training that targets risk management. 



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Listeria - Food Safety Training


What is Listeria?

Listeria is a foodborne bacteria which can make you sick. Infection with listeria bacteria is called listeriosis. In healthy adults and children listeria usually causes few or no symptoms, but some vulnerable people with a low immunity are more at risk of severe illness.


What kinds of food pose the most risk?

Food that poses the most risk are:

Uncooked, smoked or ready-to-eat fish or seafood, including oysters, prawns, smoked ready-to-eat fish, sashimi or sushi paté, hummus-based dips and spreads cold pre-cooked chicken ham and all other chilled pre-cooked meat products including chicken, salami and other fermented or dried sausages* pre-prepared or stored salads (including fruit salads) and coleslaws raw (unpasteurised) milk and any food that contains unpasteurised milk* soft-serve ice creams soft, semi-soft or surface-ripened soft cheese (eg, brie, camembert, feta, ricotta, roquefort)*

*Note that the foods on this list are safe to eat if heated thoroughly to steaming hot (ie, above 72°C) where appropriate

Source: Ministry of Health 


What are the scientific facts about Listeria?


 MPI Guidelines For Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Food Manufacture 


 Codex Alimentarius Guidelines For Food Manufacture


Hepatitis A and managing the risk to Food Safety  



What causes Hepatitis A?

The Hepatitis A virus (HAV) causes hepatitis A.

Hepatitis A is a severe food and waterborne disease that is primarily transmitted by the faecal-oral route. In simple terms a food handler with bad personal hygiene, cross-contaminates the food.


What kinds of food pose the most risk?

Food that poses the most risk are:

Contaminated bivalve shellfish, salads, fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen fruit, water and any manually prepared or ready-to-eat food products where a food handler with bad personal hygiene cross contaminated the food. HAV has been known to survive in crème-filled cookies for >1 day at 21ºC.

Poor hygiene practices and poor sanitation are major risk factors. Presymptomatic foodhandlers excreting HAV pose a risk.

In general, food is rarely available for analysis because of the long incubation period. 


What are the scientific facts about Hepatitis A?


 Codex Alimentarius Guidelines For Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) in Food Manufacture 


All Food Safe's Basic and Advanced Food Safety Training programmes include training on pathogens including bacteria such as Listeria and viruses, how to control, monitor the safety of food and record this. Our trainees understand why this is important and get practice in class actually filling out helpful verification records towards these goals.

所有的食品安全的基础食品安全 培训项目包括在新的食品控制计划和日记,如何监督食品安全,并记录了此次培训。作为一名实习生,你就会明白,为什么这些都是重要的并得到实践类实际上填补了这些记录

Eager to minimise the risk with best practice food safety training?

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 will show you how you too can benefit from our highly rated training programmes.


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