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Food processing hygiene management (course in 2 modules)


20-22 March 2018


Members £1250 + VAT
Non–members £1625 + VAT

Price covers both Module 1 and 2. 

Module 2 takes place on 25 - 26 April 2018

Venue: Campden BRI, Chipping Campden

Benefits of attending

The course provides relevant information to enable Hygiene Management to meet the ever increasing food safety requirements placed on food businesses by customers, retailers and third party audit bodies. The course has been specifically devised for those involved in managing or assessing hygiene operations/ activities in the food industry, technical managers and those who wish to demonstrate that they have a competent person in charge of their hygiene.

This professional qualification is run in conjunction with Holchem Laboratories Ltd and Totrain and is the only nationally accredited course dealing specifically with the management of hygiene in the food processing/manufacturing sector. The qualification is the equivalent of an NVQ Level Three and is endorsed by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance. 

The course comprises  of a 1 x 3 day module and a 1 x 2 day module - attending all five days is mandatory to successfully complete the course. Assessment is through submission of a portfolio of evidence consisting of a series of 'work-books' and assignments, the latter being employment based.


Course content

Cleaning Technology:
o the chemistry of cleaning and disinfection
o practical cleaning regimes for open plant, CIP and automatic machine cleaning
o methods of dosing, applying and cleaning with chemicals
o design and construction of equipment and food rooms

Managing Hygiene:
o legislation, third party and retailer auditing /  issues
o environmental considerations
o risk assessment, process validation & verification
o audit compliance
o staff recruitment, training, motivation and retention

Hygiene Issues:
o microbiology related to food hygiene
o hygiene monitoring and recording
o identification and investigation of micro issues
o cleaning related to allergen and speciation contamination

 Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be to:

•         Understand the effectiveness and suitability of different detergents and disinfectants.
•         Critically assess the available methods that can be used for open plant cleaning and the suitability of each type.
•         Understand the place of food safety management systems.
•         Understand the legislative framework that a food business operates in.
•         Understand the cleaning validation process.
•         Understand the importance of recording information about the management of the hygiene process.
•         Understand the importance of personal hygiene and its potential impact on food safety.
•         Recognise the available rapid and routine techniques  for assessing micro, allergens, species and physical contamination.

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Further information

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