Food Safety for Industry

Food Safety for Industry

This course covers the practical skills and knowledge required to apply and integrate safe work practices in the workplace, and to provide safe food.

You’ll learn about presentation and hygiene standards for the workplace, identifying hazards and implementing strategies to control them, and how to prepare food to prevent contamination. You’ll also learn how to measure and record temperatures of high risk food and act on the results.

Please dress as you would for work in your workplace / working in a commercial kitchen. For health and safety reasons, wear flat, closed-in shoes.

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Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a paper copy of our application form, available here, then either drop it in to your nearest campus or mail it to us at Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Maintain personal hygiene; demonstrate knowledge of contamination hazards and skills to prevent cross contamination when working with food.
  • Measure, record and act on temperature of high risk food.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic food contamination hazards in a food business.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of prevention of cross contamination of food in a food business.
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