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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: $210 +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.

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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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Click the 'Book Course' button. Choose your preferred date and training type (Online or Onsite) and place your booking.

Payment options: Bank Transfer and Credit Card.


Process your payment

You will receive a 'Booking Received' email after you have placed your booking which will include the payment details for your training.

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.

If you have already paid by credit card as part of our booking check-out, your booking is automatically confirmed and you will receive a 'Booking Confirmed' email. See point 4 below for next steps.


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.

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★★★★★ The instructor was very intuitive and fun and made an effort to involve everyone or compare the circumstances of each participant to the information being presented allowing us to properly understand and hopefully retain the information betterAlex LinklaterAlex Linklater ★★★★★ From the Lil Abners Takeaway Team,well organised and very useful course for online training, the additional information provided at the end is great. Keith made sure everyone was included, we had breaks and some fun at the end, would recommend this course any day. Thank you Keith for all.sam khamissam khamis ★★★★★ I was recommended by a family member to get my food safe certificate for my business through Food Safe LTD. I signed my self and my staff. My staff was a little nervous. On arrival our Tutor for the day Mr keith was very welcoming and friendly and made not just us but the whole class feel comfortable . All the nervousness that my self and my staff had went out the window. Keith interacted with everyone in the class, keith was very professional and made it very easy for us to communicate and understand the food safe process. By the end off the class everyone one with out a doubt clearly understood the Food Safe process all thanks to our amazing tutor Keith witch was a pleasure. I personally highly recommend as it was fun learning experience and you will not be disappointed 10/10 . Thank you Keith and everyone at Food Safe. 😀saeed farsaeed far ★★★★★ Keith Michael is a very passionate and knowledgeable facilitator. The course allowed us time to process, ask questions and enjoy learning about Food Safety. Highly recommendDani McCloyDani McCloy ★★★★★ Great course. Simple and easy to understand, the fundamentals of food safety presented in an informative and easy to follow online class by an enthusiastic and knowledgable instructor.Aidan StenningAidan Stenning ★★★★★ The course was excellent.Aki KarasawaAki Karasawa ★★★★★ I had the pleasure of having Keith as my food trainer. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable, but very personable and timely. He knew how to keep us engaged and informed on food safety standards.Stephanie CraigStephanie Craig ★★★★★ Keith was very professional and explained scenarios well. He answered all my questions I had. Felt very comfortable.Rita Du PlessisRita Du Plessis ★★★★★ Quick, fast and very interesting. Definitely helpful for a new business owner in the industry!!!alyes matthewsalyes matthews ★★★★★ Love it. To be recommended. Keith was great! Session was interesting and enjoyable.Keith shared heaps of useful information and delivered it with professionalism.Concepts were explained effectively.It was a positive learning experience, very enriching. Thank you!Sonia SimaoSonia Simao ★★★★★ Very enjoyable/informative online course! Keith answered any questions with ease and provided me with new information which I can implement in my career. Thanks a bunch!Sarah McleodSarah Mcleod ★★★★★ Excellent tutor, lots of up to date relevant information. Highly recommend. ThankyouEmma Sa do PradoEmma Sa do Prado ★★★★★ Great experience with Keith today, goes over all the points that need to be addressed and explained everything in a way for all participants in different jobs at every step to be able to understand, I have done HACCP training before and this was better than my last experienceskaryn fowkekaryn fowke ★★★★★ The course was very informative and fun. I am grateful to gain more knowledge about food safety to ensure the safety of our families, customers and people in general.Thank you Keith for sharing your knowledge.Pela AndrewPela Andrew ★★★★☆ Very informative relevate and up to date information provided by Keith on food safetyMurdock OrmsbyMurdock Ormsby ★★★★★ Great class and personally for me has been a great refresher but some really good information and guidance for people getting into hospitality and starting their own business - Thanks very much Keith and all the bestGarett HuijsGarett Huijs ★★★★☆ The course was done via zoom. Being able to attend the course in the comfort of your own home while still getting that personal classroom feel was a bonus. A good learning experience with loads of information to help you be successful in your career path.Janine SadlierJanine Sadlierjs_loader

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