Food Safety Courses – Be Dairy Aware

Food Safety Courses – Be Dairy Aware
June 01 14:39 2017 Print This Article

The dairy industry works in the supply chain with manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, caterers and food producers. A tiny percentage of the dairy industry’s business is direct to the consumer with doorstep delivery.

As a food manufacturer or outlet your responsibility to consumers is that dairy products, even as ingredients used in larger food items, must be safe, hygienic, that there has been no cross contamination, the correct labelling is used and any risks are identified and diminished.

  • Would you leave milk outside in the winter sun?
  • Would cheese be in a safe state if it was left out of the fridge for six hours?
  • Does it matter where dairy is stored in premises fridges?
  • What’s the difference between use by and best before?
  • If cream has separated, is it safe?
  • What is listeria and how serious can it be?
  • Why is pasteurisation important?

You may believe that every staff member on your team would know the answers to these kinds of questions. However, habit can replace their new-starter training knowledge. Plus, what people do at home is not necessarily acceptable in the workplace.

If there isn’t an HACCP based food management system and an effective HACCP plan in operation there is every possibility that your dedicated team may leave you with a dairy related food safety issue.

Just one case of food poisoning can be enough to shake a food business at its foundations. Client confidence, loss of reputation, legal ramifications and penalties should therefore make food safety courses through specialist training firms like Food Alert, a London based firm, a highly sensible and attractive investment.

Allowing staff to spend time refreshing their knowledge via online or in person food safety management training may cost money but the sum won’t be as high as the fines imposed and the loss of business caused by an incident. Don’t take risks, enjoy peace of mind instead.

A food safety management system with an HACCP plan that meets EU/UK food safety laws will ensure that information gathered on food safety courses can be used, monitored and controlled so that consumer and staff welfare are at their highest levels thanks to best practices being employed by every worker.

Below is a list of the food safety courses which companies offer. Accreditation is given for many courses, either the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health or Royal Society for the Protection of Health.

  • CIEH Food Safety Awareness.
  • Food Safety Induction Training.
  • CIEH level 1 Food Safety.
  • CIEH level 2 Food Safety.
  • CIEH level 3 Food Safety.
  • RSPH level 4 Managing Food Safety
  • CIEH level 2 Food Safety in Manufacturing.
  • CIEH level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing.
  • CIEH level 4 Managing Food Safety in Manufacturing.
  • CIEH level 2 Cleaning in Food Premises.
  • CIEH Food Allergens Awareness Online.
  • CIEH Legionella Awareness.
  • Level 2 Award in Principles of HACCP.
  • Level 3 Award in HACCP in Catering.
  • Expert assistance is also available for personalising HACCP plans.

Dairy products, throughout the supply chain, need to be effectively managed. Knowledge is key to food safety.

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