Foundation Certificate in HACCP Principles

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is internationally recognised as the most effective way to ensure the production of safe food by providing a logical framework within which food hazards may be identified and controlled.

This qualification is designed for those who work in the food industry who require an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of HACCP which is important to safe operation within a HACCP environment. It may also be appropriate for those whose work requires them to have a basic knowledge of HACCP and its application in the food industry, e.g. equipment maintenance engineers, off-site business owners/managers, staff performing control or monitoring activities and supply and delivery personnel. The aim of the RIPH Foundation Certificate in HACCP Principles is to provide knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts and methodology of HACCP.

Holders of this qualification will have a basic knowledge and understanding of the importance of HACCP as a preventative food safety management system that can be applied to all sectors of the food industry. This will include a basic introduction to HACCP systems and a simple overview of the terminology, principles and practical application of HACCP.

Examination for the Foundation Certificate in HACCP Principles is by a single multiple-choice question paper (45 mins).

NB Level 2 and 3 programmes are also available in HACCP.

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As one of the largest visitor attractions in Kent we have to ensure that our staff are trained to the highest level so that we feel confident that they have the ability to consistently produce safe food to our clients. We asked Hygiene Management Solutions to help us as we had been recommended by another company. We started with a foundation course which the staff really enjoyed and as a result we trained our supervisors at intermediate level and our managers to advanced level. The managers, including myself, had to do two written assignments and throughout the process Dennis supported us and got us through it. You will not find a better trainer. 

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