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Diploma in Food Safety - Revised 2017

Food and Beverage
Free Course
Learn about safe practices and procedures used to ensure staff hygiene, pest prevention, and food safety.
  • Duration

    15-20 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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Did you know that 582 million people report experiencing food-borne diseases every year? From restaurants, to supply chains, to farms, food safety is extremely important to any business that handles food. There are so many things that can go wrong in this area. When working with food, quality must be ensured to prevent foodborne illness, contamination, allergic reactions, the spread of disease, and much more. And if something is missed, the consequences can be deadly.

With this free Diploma in Food Safety course, you will learn the systems and procedures necessary to maintain a top quality food business. The course will introduce you to food safety topics such as water quality, pest control measures, food service accidents and incident management. You will then learn about food safety temperatures to prevent the growth of dangerous bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Finally, the course will review a case study on how to handle food safely.

By the end of this free course you will have the knowledge necessary to manage a hygienic food service operation. This knowledge is crucial to maintaining not only your job or business, but also in keeping the real people who eat your food healthy. If you stick with this course for the 20 hours it takes, you can ensure a long term future for both your career and your customers. So keep going, start on your next learning journey today!


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After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Manage systems for good personal hygiene;
  • Control food allergens and food hazards within the business;
  • Maintain an effective incident management system;
  • Explain the characteristics of poorly constructed water wells;
  • Design and operate a system to minimize the risk of pest-infestation in both product and facility;
  • Follow safe practices in food preparation areas to avoid accidents;
  • Understand the role and influence the manager has on the rest of the food safety operation team.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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Course Reviews

Salisu S.
a week ago
Salisu S.

Very nice course ,wish to see the certificate

Lori  L.
one year ago
Lori L.

I really learned alot from this course. I would recommend this to others.

Muhammad Waseem Y.
one year ago
Muhammad Waseem Y.

This course was very useful for me. very informative course plan was set up by the ALISON. Thanks

Kristin B.
one year ago
Kristin B.

Course is great for anyone working in the food industry.

Saravanan S.
one year ago
Saravanan S.

good to refresh the knowledge

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