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As part of routine inspections, FSA enforcement officers will check that a business has an appropriate food safety management system in place.
This is a system which involves analysis of manufacturing procedures at all stages to identify hazards; these hazards would then be analysed by the food safety system manager or HACCP Manager. On the basis of the findings the business should put in place a system which includes critical control points at key stages where higher levels of risk are identified. This enables a business to use procedures to reduce risk and make sure food is safe to eat.
Each food manufacturing business should have a system tailored to their particular production process. The size and complexity of the system will vary based on size and complexity of the business.
These qualifications are designed for food handlers and supervisors who are already working in, or preparing to work in food manufacturing or in food supply chain operative, supervisory or management roles.
Level 2 HACCP qualifications cover the principles of HACCP based food safety systems, as well as the principles of food safety for manufacturing. These are suitable for operative level roles.
Level 3 HACCP qualifications cover the principles of HACCP for food manufacturing and are suitable for supervisory roles within the food supply chain.
Level 4 HACCP qualifications cover the principles of HACCP for food manufacturing and are suitable for management roles within the food supply chain.
Level 2 Award in HACCP-Based Food Safety Systems - £11.00
Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing - £22.50
Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing - £22.50
Trained and assessed in a learning or college environment, these qualifications are also known as vocationally-related qualifications (VRQs).
They are designed to support progression to the next level of learning.
Owen Smith learning lamb butchery skills at MEAT Ipswich butchery school.
Owen Smith (18) has become our 100th successful EPA candidate. Owen trained for his butchery apprenticeship with MEAT Ipswich, where his trainer, Stuart Davis, said of him,
"Owen is a pleasant and very well mannered young man. Owen has gained confidence throughout his apprenticeship and has applied his learning to practical situations at his place of work, enabling him to adapt certain practices to suit the needs of the company. "
Originally studying for ‘A’ levels, Owen realised the academic route wasn’t for him, so applied for an apprentice butcher job with Ansell and Sons in Maldon, Essex. Though at first he struggled working a 39 hour week he enjoyed the butchery training, especially as he was being paid to learn! Since completing his butchery apprenticeship and end-point assessment he has become an integral part of the team. He loves interacting with people and feels he learns something new every day.
Now more than ever apprenticeships are a great way of bringing new people into your team, or developing the skills of existing staff. On 1st April employer contributions were halved from 10% to 5%. This means the Government funds 95% of the apprenticeship training costs. In some circumstances 100% of training costs are covered. Talk to one of our friendly team to find out more.Read more
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