Basic food safety is essential for everyone, not just for people running F&B businesses. Food safety is all about handling, storing and preparing food to prevent virus/bacteria infection. By mastering the skills and knowledge of basic food safety, you can confidently make sure that the food keeps sufficient nutrients for us to have a healthy diet. Unsafe food and water mean that it has been exposed to dirt, germs, bacterias and viruses, which may lead to infections or diseases such as diarrhoea and meningitis, to name a few.
Those diseases can make people very sick. Sometimes, it can even be life threatening. Some of those infections may also make it difficult for our bodies to absorb the food nutrients they need to get healthy. Unsafe or stale food also deteriorates and be of poor quality, which means they lose nutrients, and we do not get enough of what we need for a healthy diet. Therefore, unsafe food can also lead to poor nutrition.
That is why every food handlers, particularly those who work in F&B businesses, should understand the basic food safety knowledge, including how to handle food properly and the importance of providing safe & healthy food.
NSF Burwater's half-day Basic Food Safety training in Christchurch is designed to provide the knowledge for every food handlers so they can prepare and serve food to their customers. Our Basic Food Safety Training also satisfies local council training requirements and you can also get a basic food safety certificate by attending our basic food safety training!
*This course complies with local council requirements for food safety training and is taught in English. However, course notes and exams are also available in Chinese, Korean and Cambodian.