It's hard to think of anything more fundamentally important than effective food hygiene when serving food to the public. Learn about causes and prevention of food poisoning, pest control and regulations.
You will cover safe and hygienic food handling techniques, as required by New Zealand environmental health agencies, for working in food manufacturing, takeaways, cafés or restaurants. You will learn to maintain effective personal hygiene in the workplace, prevent cross-contamination and keep high risk food at the correct temperature.
Topics include appropriate presentation and clothing, cleansing following unhygienic actions, skin conditions that cause contamination, contagious illness management, and the use of hygienic equipment during food preparation and storage. Other topics focus on sanitary work areas and equipment, food expiry dates and rubbish disposal. The deterrence of pests such as insects, rodents, domestic animals and birds is also discussed.
This complies with various food safety legislation including the Food Act 1981, Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 and the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive:
- NZQA credit for unit standard 167
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2 days part-time
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Topics you'll cover
This course covers the NZQA unit standard 167 - Practice food safety methods in a food business.
Content covered includes:
- Defining food hygiene and food poisoning
- Causes of food poisoning
- Food spoilage and food storage
- Safe and hygienic practices
- Common food poisoning bacteria
- Foodborne illness
- Pest control
- Food hygiene regulations
Note: Requirements for food hygiene standards can be found on your local government website.
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Course Entry Information
There are no minimum academic requirements (open entry).
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQA Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.
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- 2 days part-time