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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.

Food safety training could include topics such as:

  • Cross contamination
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cleaning and sanitising
  • Pest control
  • Maintenance and equipment
  • Approved suppliers
  • Good Manufacturing Programme (GMP)


Why is food safety training 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 which could cause recall or waste of your food products.

It prevents business resources 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.


Benefits of food safety training

Below we have listed specific benefits for food safety training your business:

  1. 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.

  2. Save company resources

    The resource which you’ll be able to save is time. As your employee’s will have to deal with fewer incidents they they will be able to complete day-to-day processes with the food products.

  3. Educated employees

    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 to their work.

  4. Improve company reputation

    By having safe food safety training in your company, and implementing a training plan to ensure all of your employees are trained in the correct and safe food safety processes. 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 of your brand, because you care about your customers.

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