Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing

Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing
£125 +VAT

If you are the manager or supervisor of a food manufacturing premises then you have an important role to play in promoting food safety legislation, encouraging other workers to follow good food hygiene practices and contributing towards the establishment’s food safety management system.

By law, food handlers of all levels must be appropriately trained, and this Level 3 course aims to help managers and supervisors understand their vital day-to-day responsibilities in manufacturing premises.

The course uses a variety of written text, interactive exercises and video content to provide learners with an up-to-date knowledge of how to comply with food safety law, including information on how to prevent contamination, promote the correct cleaning, hygiene and food temperature controls, and implement the basics of a HACCP food safety management system.

  • Matches RSPH and CIEH level 3 syllabus
  • Matches REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Syllabus
  • Meets UK and EU legal requirements for food handlers
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
  • Endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 8-10 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

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.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved
IoH Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

Additionally, this course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality as providing independently-evaluated, quality content that teaches good practice standards.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Environmental Health Officers

This course has been audited and approved by Environmental Health Officers: the training materials have been independently reviewed and are verified as containing the necessary knowledge to achieve the level of training specified.

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Course content

1Introduction 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.

2Food 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.

3Food Contamination

Physical, chemical, microbial and allergenic contamination, cross contamination and detecting contaminants.

4Controlling Contamination

Deliveries, food storage, stock control, recording and labelling, use by dates, best before dates, food preparation and cooking, food service and delivery and the role of a supervisor.

5Micro-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.

6Non-Bacterial Food Poisoning

Chemical food poisoning, metals, poisonous plants, poisonous fish and mycotoxins.

7Temperature Control

Safe temperatures, food deliveries, fridge and freezer temperatures, processing and packing and distribution.

8Checking, Verifying and Recording Temperatures

Measuring equipment, air temperature, how to take food temperatures and recording temperature checks.

9Premises and Equipment Design

Premises design and layout, suitable workplace materials, lighting and ventilation, utilities, work equipment, fixtures and fitting and food storage areas.

10Waste, 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.

11Pest Control

Common pests, rats, mice, cockroaches, controlling pests and supervising pest control.

12Personal Hygiene

Supervisor responsibilities, monitoring standards, handwashing, skin infections and wounds, sickness, protective clothing, hair, jewellery and smoking and eating at work.

13Training Staff

Why training is important, levels of training, staff induction training, on-going training, staff training records and the role of management.

14Implementing 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.

15Food Safety Auditing

Product specifications, traceability, product recalls, the role of a supervisor, inspections and audits and auditing the HACCP plan.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand why food hygiene and safety practices are essential for all food handlers in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Have awareness of the relevant food safety legislation and how it can be complied with.
  • Understand the different ways in which food can be contaminated and how these risks can be effectively controlled.
  • Have knowledge of the way that bacteria can affect food and make it unfit for consumption, plus know how to control the risk.
  • Be able to state the safe temperatures for cooking, chilling and freezing food and understand how to take temperature readings.
  • Understand the importance of cleaning schedules, managing waste and pest control.
  • Know what the law requires in regards to personal hygiene when working in a food manufacturing premises.
  • Understand the basics of implementing a HACCP food safety management system and recognise the importance of auditing and inspection.


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 soon 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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