HPCSA Accredited Basic Food Safety Practices for Food Handlers Course (FS02)

HPCSA accredited Food Safety training for Food Handlers. This basic-level course introduces the fundamentals of Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices to the learner.

HPCSA Accredited Food Safety Practices for Food Handlers Course

Our Classroom Options

Option 1

Online Self-paced Training

HPCSA Accredited

Duration: 8 hours

Convenient, budget-friendly option. Start any time and finish it at your own pace. The certificate is automatically available immediately after completion.


Option 2

Virtual Classroom Training

HPCSA Accredited

Duration: 1 day

Join our next instructor-led virtual classroom via Zoom. You can contact us by visiting the link below for available dates, pricing and/or registration.


Option 3

Physical Classroom Training

HPCSA Accredited

Duration: 1 day

Our physical classrooms are based on demand and ideal for companies interested in onsite in-house training. Please note a minimum classroom size applies. Visit the link below to get in touch with us.


Course Information

Course Introduction

This course introduces the fundamentals of Food Safety practices and GMP to food handlers. We highly recommend this course if the learner is new to the food industry or the basic legal requirements relating to Food Safety.

This course is accredited by the HPCSA and is specifically designed for food handlers and complies with the training requirements as per Regulation 10(1)(b) of Regulations R638.

Who Should Attend?

The following people will benefit significantly by attending this course if they are not familiar with Food Safety requirements or have never attended Food Safety training:

  • All food handlers not in key positions

Minimum Prerequisite Requirements


Course Outline

  • Introduction to Food Safety, Food Quality and Food Safety Hazards
  • Temperature Control and Management
  • Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Basic Steps to Prevent Cross-contamination
  • Maintenance of Equipment
  • Pest Control
  • Waste Control
  • Food Safety Hazards
  • Personal Hygiene, Grooming, Health, Behaviour and Clothing Requirements
  • Cleaning and Sanitising
  • Requirements for Food Storage Containers and Packaging Materials
  • South African Legislation
  • Conforming and Non-Conforming Status Indicators on Products
  • Brief Overview of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Brief Overview of Food Defence
  • Brief Overview of Food Fraud
  • Brief Overview of Traceability and Recall
  • Regular Assessments

Course Benefits

How will this course benefit the learner?

  • The learner should have a better understanding of the basic Food Safety requirements for food premises after successful completion.
  • The learner will receive a certificate of achievement. A course pass rate of 70% is required to receive a course certificate.
  • The learner will be assessed to determine competency.
  • The course certificate can be presented to the local authorities as proof of Food Safety training for food handlers.
  • This course is presented by our industry and subject matter experts.

Upcoming Virtual Classroom Training Events

Bookings 2 weeks in advance is essential. Please note we also offer on-demand virtual and physical classroom training for this course. Tell us about your preferences in the contact form below and we will be in touch to make the necessary arrangements.

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Time: 09:00 am to 04:30 pm (Timezone UTC/GMT +2 hours)

12 July 202412 August 202426 August 202409 September 2024
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