This Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing course is suitable for managers and supervisors in all types of food and drink manufacturing premises.
If you are a food handler below the level of manager or supervisor then the Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Manufacturing training course is more suited to your needs.
Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs states that food handlers must be trained in food hygiene matters ‘commensurate with their work activities.' This Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing course ensures that managers and supervisors comply with this regulation by providing a detailed knowledge of food safety principles, how to promote best practice among staff members in the manufacturing premises and an understanding of how to contribute towards the implementation of an effective HACCP food safety management system.
||Introduction to Supervising Food Safety
||Why food safety is important, who is most at risk, the foods that cause illness, key terms and the role of a supervisor.
||Food Safety Legislation
||Current legislation, enforcing the law, fines and prosecution, due diligence, food business operator and employee responsibilities and investigating outbreaks of food-borne illness.
||Physical, chemical, microbial and allergenic contamination, cross contamination and detecting contaminants.
||Deliveries, food storage, stock control, quarantine, recording and labelling, use by dates, best before dates, packing and distribution, food service and delivery and the role of a supervisor.
||Micro-Organisms, Food Poisoning and Viruses
||Risks caused by spoilage organisms, bacterial growth (nutrients, moisture, acidity, temperature, time and atmosphere), spoilage microbes, food poisoning, food-borne illness and food-borne viruses.
||Non-Bacterial Food Poisoning
||Chemical food poisoning, metals, poisonous plants, poisonous fish and mycotoxins.
||Safe temperatures, food deliveries, fridge and freezer temperatures, processing and packing and distribution.
||Checking, Verifying and Recording Temperatures
||Measuring equipment, air temperature, how to take food temperatures and recording temperature checks.
||Premises and Equipment Design
||Premises design and layout, suitable workplace materials, lighting and ventilation, utilities, work equipment, fixtures and fittings and food storage areas.
||Waste, Cleaning and Disinfection
||Storing waste, waste removal, benefits of cleaning, supervising cleaning, six stages of cleaning, cleaning chemicals, cleaning work equipment surfaces and cleaning schedules.
||Common pests, rats, mice, cockroaches, controlling pests and supervising pest control.
||Supervisor responsibilities, monitoring standards, handwashing, skin infections and wounds, sickness, protective clothing, hair, jewellery and smoking and eating at work.
||Why training is important, levels of training, staff induction training, on-going training, staff training records and the role of management.
||Implementing a Food Safety Management System
||Choose a HACCP team, describe the products and ingredients, identify the products' uses and consumers, construct a flow diagram, confirm the flow diagram in the premises, hazard analysis, determine critical control points, establish critical limits, monitor critical control points, establish corrective actions, establish verification procedures and record keeping.
||Food Safety Auditing
||Product specifications, traceability, product recalls, the role of a supervisor, inspections and audits and auditing the HACCP plan.
Once you have completed all of the online training material you will be able to take the online assessment. The assessment
consists of 45 multiple choice
questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked instantly so you will know whether you have passed
as you finish.
If you don't pass the assessment you can review the course material and take the assessment again as many times as necessary
at no extra charge
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