Food Safety Governance Training

Food Safety Governance Training

Board Level Training Suitable for: Board Members, Business Owners, C-Suite Executives, General Managers, VPs, Senior Executives, Operations Managers, Quality Managers, HACCP plan review team members. 

Food Safety Governance Training Programme Content 

Content is individually customised for each company

Our training takes a pragmatic approach and includes:

  • Overview of the latest MPI governance guidelines.
  • Simplification of some of the jargon.
  • Global case study reviews of recent food safety incidents and their impact globally including New Zealand.
  • Contingent liability costs and how Governance impacts the company bottom line.
  • Best practice on how to commit to Food Safety Governance.
  • How to lead and implement a food safety culture at a macro level, in line with best practice.
  • How to assure food safety risk is identified, assessed and effectively managed at a board level.
  • How to monitor food safety system design and company performance at a macro level.
  • What to look for at a board level when it comes to reporting on Food Safety Culture and Food Safety Risk Management.
  • Managing the human decision making risks posed by operators & management at a macro level.

In simple terms, we coach you about what & where the pain points, motivational factors, and hidden weaknesses are, who the key knowledge holders are for specific risks, across operations, the supply-chain and food sectors, when you need to act, how to align KPIs and reporting lines, why all this matters to the CEO, the board and your insurance company! 


Technical competency of your trainer at a Board and C-Suite level:


This training resource has been exclusively designed by Food Safe's Managing Director and Lead-trainer who holds a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors (IOD), New Zealand with years of experience as a company director where he has assisted companies with Food Safety Compliance, Risk Audit and closing of gaps identified with smart purpose-built competency training.



Food Safe has been assessed and accredited by the New Zealand Government


Formal Memorandum of Collaborations:

AUT University

Grupo Audiconsa - Spain


Background of Food Safe’s Director:

Keith Michael - Managing Director and Lead Trainer of Food Safe Limited a Category 1 (New Zealand's highest training provider standard!) NZQA training provider.

Food Safe’s scope extends from farm to fork across all food sectors, including, Dairy, Seafood, Meat, Produce, Hospitality, Supermarket Retail, and Processing, with Food Safety Training, Internal Auditing, Project Management, Robotics, Digital Solutions, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Food Companies.

Some of our many projects include solutions for companies in New Zealand, across the Tasman and globally such as, AFFCO, Amcor, Bon Accord, DSM Nutritionals, GWF, Jamestrong, Jack Links NZ, Mataura Valley Milk, LeaderBrand, Yashili, Nestle, Tip Top, Miraka and Westland Milk Products.


Our Director's other roles include:

Adjunct Research Fellow: Auckland University of Technology - assisting Dr Brent Seale with the development and launch of New Zealand's first specialised BSc Food Safety Degree.

Member: Business Standards Review Panel at NZQA.

Board Level Advisor: Food Safety Compliance & Risk Audit, Institute of Directors (IOD) Trained.

Keynote speaker: Food Safety conferences in 2018 & 2019

Useful reading: Governance Guide - Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI):


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Governance and Contingency Liability Overview for Industry Boards, Directors, Senior Executives



Some more information about culture and our Food Safety Culture Measurement and Analysis Tool




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



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