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Basic Food Safety



Course Details:

HealthCare Ireland will bring you a Basic 1/2 day Food Hygiene course which is applicable to anyone generally working in the area of food production, preparation and delivery.


Training Objectives:

  • To study the risks involved with Food Handling and how to minimise these risks.

Basic Food Hygiene Training Course Overview:


  • Define food poisoning, understand how it occurs and the main causes of food contamination
  • Explain the importance of correct storage, preparation, handling and cooking of food
  • List the legal responsibilities of the food worker
  • List the structural requirements of a food premises
  • Recognise a pest infestation and how to control it
  • Explain the importance of cleaning and cleaning schedules
  • Explain the purpose of HACCP


Course Duration: ½ Day


Certification:  All participants will receive a certificate of attendance from HealthCare Ireland.


Refresher course is recommended every 2 years


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