Food Safety Certificate NZ

Our Food Safety Certificate NZ Training is identical to our Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Training Certificate, just known by a different name.

Course Cost: $169.50 +GST

About our Food Safety Certificate NZ Course

Food Safety Certificate NZ: Expert-Led Coaching

Training Options:

  • LIVE Online Video Conference Training
  • On-Site Training [available at locations across New Zealand]

Our Food Safety Certificate NZ Course is identical to our Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate Training, just known by a different name.

Food Safety Certificate NZ Training Course Content

  • Answers to your questions such as: Do I need a food safety certificate? What is required by law and what is best practice? Does the Food Act 2014 allow me to cook food from home for sale?
  • We explain why hygiene matters when it comes to food and how you can check this is effective with an ultraviolet light test of trainees.
  • We explain what a food allergy is and how this is different from a food intolerance so you can best serve your customer’s needs.
  • We explain the key allergens under the NZ Food Standards Code 2002 and practically apply our learning to a menu item, including the legality of making an allergen-free claim on your food label or menu.
  • We explain how you can control cross-contamination from allergens and other food hazards with practical solutions.
  • We explain what the HACCP NZ and Codex Alimentarius critical control point temperatures are for both hot and cold perishable food and how to document all your temperature checks.
  • You will learn about food safety hazards such as foreign matter, chemicals, and microbiology that cause foodborne illness and which spoil food.
  • We show you in pictures, common examples of food safety risks from actual audits to learn from.
  • You will learn about pest control, why this matters, and how to document your checks.
  • We teach you about a verifier audit or council inspections and how to prepare so you can score well in a verification check, for your food business, or for your home kitchen.
  • We explain the Food Standards Code 2002, Food Act 2014, Food Regulations 2015 in simple language you can understand and how the law applies to you.
  • You will learn about Food Control Plans (FCP) and why they are important.
  • Corrective Action (CA) + Preventative Action (prevention of recurrence)
  • You will learn about Operator Verification (Who checks what? Why you check, How you check food safety and when?) Including records that the Ministry for Primary Industry – MPI insists on!
  • You get to see examples of what food safety records look like, filled out by MPI – Food Control Plan Diary
  • We explain how you can achieve an A Grade at your local council visit and how you can pre-check the list of things the inspectors look for, yourself on your mobile! Yes, we provide you with useful self-help tools!

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 of as few as 4 people at your site across New Zealand.

Food Safety Certificate NZ is suitable for:

People around New Zealand (NZ) looking to start or working in food businesses who require training under the Food Act 2014 as well as Food Regulations 2015 requirements.

About Food Safe

Food Safe Ltd is Accredited by the New Zealand Government + is a Category 1 NZQA-Registered PTE. Our training helps you comply with regulatory MPI and local Food Safety Bylaws.

Food Safe Trainers work with New Zealand’s best-known brands and are expertly qualified Lead Auditors in ISO 22000 with extensive HACCP NZ experience where high-compliance food manufacture is a must for market access and export certification. We explain what well-known kiwi and global food companies that we work with, do when it comes to food safety and hygiene certificate.

We have a proven track record of delivering customised training throughout New Zealand from Moerewa in Northland to Gore in Southland and across New Zealand from the rugged West Coast to Waiheke Island.

We have collaborated and delivered training at a number of performance-fuelled organizations and global brands.

Why Choose Us for your Food Safety Certificate NZ Training:

We have collaborated and delivered training for a number of performance-fuelled organizations and global brands. Some regulatory bodies do not accept free food safety training or training from companies who are not registered with NZQA so Food Safe provides this Food Safety Certificate NZ as quality service.

We deliver Expert-Led LIVE Training via our Online Classrooms as well as at a number of training locations across New Zealand listed below:

  • Christchurch – If you are searching for a Food Safety Certificate Christchurch this is for you!
  • Whangarei – For trainees from Kaitaia to the Bay of Islands
  • Hamilton – For trainees from Tauranga and Waikato
  • Auckland

We have designed our Food Safety Certificate NZ Training for kiwis looking to learn with and off each other in a friendly classroom-style environment, whether it is in our online classrooms or at our on-site classroom sessions.

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Training Location: Online
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All New Zealand

Training Location: Auckland
Surrey Hotel
465, Great North Road
Auckland, New Zealand

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Training Location: Christchurch
Eliza’s Manor
82 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch, New Zealand

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Training Location: Hamilton
Atrium on Ulster
281/283 Ulster Street
Hamilton, New Zealand

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Payment options: Bank Transfer and Credit Card.


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Please process the invoice so we can confirm and reserve your place in the class and connect with you online if you have selected online training.

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Booking Confirmed

Upon receipt of your payment, your booking will be confirmed.


If you have booked Online Training, you will receive an email from us to connect with you online. We will also send you an email reminder with notes the day before your training date.

If you have booked Onsite Training (face-to-face), there is nothing further to do. Simply come to class on the day of your training. We will send you an email reminder with notes the day before your training date.


Training Day

If you have booked Online Training, please be online 15 minutes before your class start time to say hello to the trainer.

If you have booked Onsite Training (face-to-face), please arrive 15 minutes before your class starts. Double-check your training venue address which is different to the Food Safe Corporate Office address.

Read our 350+ 5 Facebook & Google trainee reviews

I attended the Food safety training course online via Skype with Keith. He was extremely professional and personable. I feel confident from the training he has given me. All the course content was relevant and well delivered. You will not regret completing your training with Keith! Thanks again!
Katie Hoppe
Katie Hoppe
02:27 13 Sep 21
Amazing one day online course. Very helpful and informative even if you have been in the industry for a while. Instructor was very clear and thorough with the information. Highly recommended for whoever wants to do it!
Aishwarya Kamble
Aishwarya Kamble
02:21 31 Jul 21
Keith was very easy to understand and allowed for us to ask questions if we were unsure about anything. It was great presentation. With background and knowledge of the hospitality industry he is a great teacher. Thank you so much Keith.
Bhavika Patel
Bhavika Patel
03:46 26 Jul 21
Keith was absolutely amazing!! was clear, respectful and patient. I was able to adapt quickly and absorb as much as i could. With previous background experience in hospitality, this training gave me the tools and knowledge I needed to know and to continue to grow in the industry.. Appreciate your time Keith and the amazing team.
Waituhi Missy Munro
Waituhi Missy Munro
02:21 22 Jul 21
This Course was very informative and I learn so much within the Time Frame. Instructor was very easy to understand and up beat to keep you from falling asleep. I recommend this to anyone wanting to take the Basic Food Safety Course
David Danielson III
David Danielson III
23:04 14 Jun 21
An excellent presentation and explanation. Keith was very easy to understand and allowed for us to ask questions it we were unsure about anything. He has an amazing knowledge of the industry and therefore, an amazing teacher. I also loved doing the training via Skype which was very easy & clear. Thank you so much Keith.
Mavis Taratu
Mavis Taratu
02:21 11 Jun 21
Have just completed this training for our Childcare service. Great information, knowable trainer, really easy and convenient to complete online. Highly recommend.
Sue Kilkenny
Sue Kilkenny
02:12 11 Jun 21
This was a great course, I liked the online option. The content was thorough and related to our specific work contexts. The tutor was engaging and responsive.
Emma Parangi
Emma Parangi
01:01 17 May 21
Very helpful even if you have been in the industry awhile, it is good to have the regulations refreshed. Instructor spoke in a clear easy to understand manner and offered many helpful hints to those in the class. Happy to recommend.
Elizabeth Camille
Elizabeth Camille
01:14 23 Apr 21
Great experience today with Keith. He made everything really easy to follow and engaging. It also made the experience very personalised for each individual taking part and allowed lots of time for questions and feedback. Thank you for a great morning Keith and the Food Safe team
Steph Burbidge
Steph Burbidge
01:16 17 Apr 21
Had a wonderful experience with my 1-day online course at Food Safe NZ. This course exceeded my expectations. Would recommend to anyone who is considering in working in the food industry in any area! Found this course super helpful and well planned. Keith was a pleasure to train with. Great course! 🙂
Lou Anne Roman
Lou Anne Roman
00:17 26 Mar 21
This was my second time taking the certification on food safety (the first was several years ago) and still appreciate the way the topics were delivered. Keith has a great depth of knowledge and experience on the subject which makes it all come out naturally. He is also open to questions and freely gives great tips on the processes. Thank you.
Maria Medel
Maria Medel
00:12 15 Mar 21
I expected basic training but Keith Michael provided more than that. He clearly articulated the course content and was able to answer all questions in a way that gave me confidence in his knowledge base and added value that I hadn't anticipated getting from this course.Expectations Exceeded!!Many thanks
Scott Pryor
Scott Pryor
01:13 12 Mar 21
Excellent service from Keith, would highly recommend taking this class for Food Safety training. Very helpful resources given, clear communication and understandable. Made sure that we were all on the same page, at the same time. This has definitely helped me with my new position at a learning center, preparing me to succeed in what i will be doing. Opened up my mind to general life and food safety for my own home and family which i will now take into more serious.Thanks again Keith,Much appreciated
Kasian Liuvaie
Kasian Liuvaie
23:44 21 Jan 21
This online curse is a must for any body /small or large business working with food and serving to others for profit or non profit. I became so aware of a lot of things I wasn't previously aware of and it helped me so much in my food handling practice. The presenter was very friendly and welcoming and certainly knew his stuff! Also made the content easy to learn. Thanks Keith.
Barbara Tutty
Barbara Tutty
23:39 21 Jan 21
The training was great! Keith has so much knowledge and experience in the food industry so he was able to give us lots of information and personal experiences. He linked all the training to our own food goals and made it relevant. Thanks so much!
Renee Pennington
Renee Pennington
23:32 21 Jan 21
Keith was our instructor today. We all felt very comfortable. Even though Keith had 7 of us on board, he still managed to involve each and everyone and individually explained what we'll need and what to look out for.Highly highly recommended!
Queen Peary
Queen Peary
04:44 11 Jan 21
Keith and his services are highly recommended. Today our class was very enjoyable. He explains information very clearly and his class today, I found was very useful for my up and coming business. My team and I give thanks to Keith for helping us. In the end we received our food safety certificate. 5/5 highly recommended to those that are seeking a food safety certificate. Thanks Keith
Daniel Davis
Daniel Davis
01:12 19 Dec 20
Incredibly informative, thoughtful, and well-executed course. The instructor Keith was fantastic with connecting with each attendee and shared a lot of practical tips and ideas pertained to each of the prospective/existing business. It was packed with information and useful resources, but ran at a good pace so it didn't feel overwhelming. Highly recommended!
Mana Toyoda
Mana Toyoda
01:05 11 Dec 20
Great experience being trained by Keith! He was professional, has great communication skills and has a wealth of knowledge on food safety. A brilliant educator! Many thanks.
Erin Wilks
Erin Wilks
23:47 03 Dec 20
Very professional. I’m very satisfied with this service. The trainer was brilliant and not only offered great advise but also tailored parts of the training for my business directly. Overall I highly recommend Keith at Food Safe. Very very good service! A+++++++++
Jollymilkman Jolly
Jollymilkman Jolly
09:09 22 Nov 20
I highly recommend Food Safe. I had training with Keith today and he made me feel like i did online training before, even though i never did. It was a great experience and very helpful.Thanks again Keith.
Mariska Du Plessis
Mariska Du Plessis
01:06 16 Nov 20
I highly recommend this training. Keith was very professional and knowledgable. He gave examples specific to my business and I have come out of the training feeling a lot more confident. Thank you so much Keith and Food Safe Ltd.
Arihia Nordstrom
Arihia Nordstrom
23:31 06 Nov 20
Deanna and I thought the presentation was outstanding. We both not only enjoyed the course but learnt a lot. We now have loads of confidence that our kitchen will be top notch
Rose Duffy
Rose Duffy
23:20 18 Oct 20
They offer more dates/classes than other organizations I could find on the internet. One thing I liked the most about the class was that our lecturer always gave us examples/case studies related to students' real job/industry. It was very easy to understand, nice and thorough.
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