Food Safety and HACCP
Public Training and Capacity building

DFK Safe Food Enviroment has extensive experience in the food industry and offers an array of food safety training and consulting services including HACCP verification, FSMA, and more! all of which can be custom tailored to fit your needs.

Farm Food Safety
(Good Agricultural Practices)

These courses cover a wide range of topics that address challenges, hazards and preventive controls from the food source to the post-harvest, storage and distribution stages.
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Food Safety Courses

DFK offers a range of standard and accredited courses on food safety, HACCP, and basic food microbiology that are specially designed to fit different industries (retailers, manufacturers, agro-processors) and different professional levels, even general audiences. Public courses can also be custom-tailored to your needs and your selection of candidates.

Frequently Asked Questions

DFK for Safe food Environment developed a tailored set of food safety qualifications to meet the precise needs of clients in the catering and hospitality sector. These awards reflect national and international standards in food safety for catering and hospitality and incorporate the legal requirement for all food businesses to operate a food safety management system based on HACCP principles (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point).

These qualifications are suitable for all food handlers and managers. They cover all topics necessary to produce food safely and effectively.

With so much media attention on food scares and food poisoning it is essential that anyone who works in a food service environment is properly equipped to deliver a safe product to their customers. It is vital that staff are trained at the relevant level and that you support them in this task.

The courses can be delivered either on-clients site or in public for delegates or a group of interested candidates. For full details of course duration, syllabus content and assessment methods, please contact us.

We issue a food safety certificate to those attending our courses, which are organized into four levels of training:

The Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail is a qualification aimed at food handlers working or preparing to work in a retail environment. Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.

The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is a qualification aimed at caterers and other food handlers. The qualification is intended for learners already working in catering and those who are preparing to work in the industry. Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.

The Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering is a qualification aimed at caterers and other food handlers. The course is intended for candidates already working in catering and those who are preparing to work in the industry. The course will be especially useful for those involved in maintaining HACCP in a catering environment, and for those who are or will be part of a HACCP team.

The Level 2 Award in HACCP for Manufacturing is aimed at those working in a food manufacturing environment. The course is intended for candidates already working in food manufacturing and those who are preparing to work in the industry. The course will be especially useful for those involved in maintaining HACCP in a manufacturing environment, and for those who are or will be part of a HACCP team.

The Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail is a qualification aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the retail and other related industries. Learners gaining this qualification will know and be able to apply the knowledge relating to the supervisor’s role at all stages of food production. They will understand the role of the supervisor in food preparation and be able to provide examples of effective supervisory management relating to food production.

The Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering is a qualification aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the catering industry. This includes those working in Care. The qualification is also suitable for those owning/managing a smaller catering business. learners gaining this qualification will know and be able to apply the knowledge relating to the supervisor’s role at all stages of food production. They will understand the role of the supervisor in food preparation and be able to provide examples of effective supervisory management relating to food production.

The Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing is a qualification aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the manufacturing industry. This includes those working in distribution and storage. The qualification is predominantly aimed at those already working in manufacturing. Learners gaining this qualification will know and be able to apply the knowledge relating to the supervisor’s role at all stages of food production. They will understand the role of the supervisor in food preparation and be able to provide examples of effective supervisory management relating to food production.

The Level 3 Award in Supervising HACCP for Catering is a qualification aimed at those responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of HACCP systems. It is suitable for those owning/managing smaller food businesses to give them the underpinning knowledge to implement an appropriate food safety management system based on HACCP principles. The qualification is intended predominantly for candidates already working in catering, with a sound knowledge of food safety, hazards and controls.

Level 3 Award in HACCP is primarily aimed at supervisors/junior managers. It covers the importance of HACCP-based food safety management procedures, the preliminary processes for HACCP-based procedures, development of the procedures, monitoring of critical control points and corrective actions and the evaluation of the procedures. The Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing is aimed at those responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of the HACCP systems. Holders of the qualification will have the knowledge necessary to be an integral part of a HACCP team in the manufacturing and other related industries, for example those involved with the distribution and storage.

National Award written and accredited by HABC. It is aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in all sectors of the food industry, consumer products, hospitals and other industries where verification, auditing or inspection is undertaken. Learners who gain this qualification will know and be able to apply the knowledge relating to the role of the auditor in carrying out effective audits or inspections: including the purpose of audits/inspections, benefits and limitations, the auditing/inspection cycle, check lists, data gathering, analysis and interpretation and reports.

The Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing is a qualification aimed at managers working in a food or drink manufacturing environment. The qualification is intended for learners already working in manufacturing, or those who are preparing to work in the industry, and whose job requires them to have some responsibility for food safety. Learners are likely to have management responsibilities for an operational team. This qualification covers the subject of food hygiene at a suitable depth to ensure learners have a thorough knowledge of hazards and controls; the focus is on the importance of developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures.

The Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering is a qualification aimed at managers working in a food or drink catering environment. The qualification is intended for learners already working in catering, or those who are preparing to work in the industry, and whose job requires them to have some responsibility for food safety. Learners are likely to have management responsibilities for an operational team. This qualification covers the subject of food hygiene at a suitable depth to ensure learners have a thorough knowledge of hazards and controls; its focus is on the importance of developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures.

Level 4 Award in Managing HACCP is primarily aimed at senior supervisors/managers. The aim of this qualification is to develop an understanding of HACCP-based food safety management. Holders of this qualification will have the appropriate knowledge and understanding to be an integral part of a HACCP team and to manage the implementation of a HACCP-based system in the work environment.

Level 4 Award in Managing HACCP is primarily aimed at senior supervisors/managers. The aim of this qualification is to develop an understanding of HACCP-based food safety management. Holders of this qualification will have the appropriate knowledge and understanding to be an integral part of a HACCP team and to manage the implementation of a HACCP-based system in the work environment.

These courses can be arranged for in-house training and private groups.

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