Basic Food Safety & Hygiene Level 1

This Basic Food Safety Training Course is aligned to the requirements set out by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland level 1 guidelines.According to food safety legislation all staff working with food must receive training commensurate with their level of involvement.

Who should attend this Basic Food safety Training Course:

  • New employees with no previous experience
  • Food Workers with light food handling duties
  • Support workers (maintenance / kitchen porters) and food workers performing low risk duties

Course Duration: 3 hours

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the risks and hazards in food preparation
  • 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 Content:

  • Food Safety Awareness
  • Food Contamination and Prevention
  • Safe Food Procedures
  • Personal Hygiene
  • HACCP – Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points System
  • Food Safety Law in Ireland

Assessment: Theory Test

Certification: Level 1 Food Safety & Hygiene Certificate

Participants: Maximum 15

Refresher Training: Food handlers who remain in the industry should progress to level 2 training.

Online Option: Food Safety Level 1 can be completed online at your convenience here.

To arrange training for your staff please contact us.

It is recommended that all food workers progress to Level 2 Food Safety Training within 6 months of starting employment. Many employers choose to skip level 1 and go straight to level 2. The options for level 2 Food Safety Training are as follows:

FSPA Food safety & HACCP Level 1&2 Accelerated 1 day course

The Primary Course in Food Safety EHAI Level 2

Online Principles of Food Safety & HACCP Level 2

Choice Training & Consultancy provides accredited Food Safety & HACCP Training and is registered with the Food Safety Professionals Association FSPA, National Hygiene Partnership NHP, and the Environmental Health Association of Ireland EHAI. Our trainers are highly qualified and experienced.