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Food Safety Training
What is food safety training?
Food safety training is the training of all your employees and contractors who interact with any of your food products on a day-to-day basis or on a one-off basis. Food safety training has to be incorporated into induction to the site, especially if the food products or supply chain of the food products.
It could include topics such as:
- Temperature monitoring
- Personal hygiene
- Cleaning and sanitising
- Pest control
- Maintenance and equipment
- Approved suppliers
- Good Manufacturing Programme (GMP)
Why Is It Important?
Food safety training is important because it enables you to train employees/contractors to understand the potential and real hazards which are posed to food safety.
By educating your employees, you will be able to avoid food safety accidents or incidents that could cause recall or waste of your food products.
It prevents business resources from having to deal with these incidents, by saving your business time and by having employees who know how to behave and how to implement effective food safety processes.
What Are The Benefits?
Below we have listed specific benefits for food safety training your business:
Reduce your spoiled product costs
Your employees/contractors will be able to reduce your spoiled product costs. This is because less of your food products will be contaminated as your employees understand know how to avoid hazards, such as cross-contamination.
Save company resources
The resource which you’ll be able to save is time. As your employees will have to deal with fewer incidents they will be able to complete day-to-day processes with the food products.
By training your employees in food safety, you are adding to their skills and giving them more value as an employee. You are investing in their career development, which results in loyalty to your company and higher productivity due to a happier perspective on their work.
Improve company reputation
You are also portraying to your customers that you take food safety and your customer’s health and wellbeing very seriously. This will create a good reputation for your brand because you care about your customers.
ISO 22000 Food Safety Management
ISO 22000 is the internationally accepted standard for quality management.
ISO 22000 provides the requirements for a food safety management system and is a certifiable standard. ISO 22000 sets out what steps an organisation must take to demonstrate its ability to safely handle food.
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