Food Safety & HACCP

Food Safety & HACCP

Food Safety & HACCP

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All food businesses, big or small, unit or food stall, must be aware of food hygiene and food safety. Ultimately, the producer is responsible for ensuring the safety of consumers. HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) provides businesses with a cost effective system for control of food safety, from ingredients right through to production, storage and distribution, to sale and service of the final consumer.

By controlling major food risks, such as microbiological, chemical and physical contaminants, the industry can better assure consumers that its products are as safe as good science and technology allows. The preventive approach of HACCP not only improves food safety management but also complements other quality management systems.

HACCP is a legal requirement, but is also a benefit to the business. Staff responsible for the development and maintenance of a food business’s Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system must have received adequate training in the application of the HACCP principles. This training course is designed to provide the learner with skills and knowledge to design, implement and evaluate food safety management systems in food handling and production environments based on the Codex Alementarius Principles for HACCP (Hazard analysis and Critical Control Points).


On completion of this training course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge of the application of the Codex Alimentarius Principles for HACCP.
  • Apply specialised skills and tools in developing systems for documentation, maintenance and implementation of food safety management in food handling and production environments.
  • Evaluate food safety management systems.


Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for food technologists, quality and food safety specialists, managers and supervisors working in food production. This course is also suitable for those new to food safety and HACCP, as it includes grounding in food safety and HACCP terminology and philosophy.

This Food Safety and HACCP course consists of 6 video lessons, each approximately 30 minutes in duration. At the end of each video lesson there is a quiz that will test your knowledge of the material.

A transcript is available for each lesson so you can real along with the video or download and print to study later. This course is completely self-paced. Watch and study when and wherever you want.


The lesson breakdown for this course is as follows:

  • Food Safety & HACCP Overview
  • History of Food Safety
  • Development of Legislation
  • Food Hazards and Control
  • HACCP Plans
  • Pre-requisite programmes
  • Food Quality Management Systems

On successful completion of this course all students will be awarded a People of Process Certificate of Completion. This certificate confirms you have completed all the video lessons for every module and fully met all the requirements of the course.

To achieve this award all the assessment quizzes for each lesson must be passed. The pass grade for each quiz is 80%.You can retake lesson quizzes as often as you like.

Progression to Further Study:

Students who successfully complete this programme may progress to our QQI Level 6 certified programme in Food Safety and HACCP. To see the full requirements for the QQI Certificate visit the course forum for this training course.

Each lesson in this course has its own assessment quiz. These quizzes will test your understanding of the course material and your ability to apply the knowledge learned to real world marketing situations. It is recommended that you watch the video lesson several times before attempting the quiz.

To successfully complete the course you must pass the assessment quiz for each lesson. The passing grade for each lesson quiz is 80%