R638 Food Safety Refresher Training

This course is a refresher course for the Person in Charge of any food handling establishment or Manager working in a food business and provides an overview of Regulation 638, Food Safety Standards and legislation in South Africa

You may have attended food Safety training a while ago, and now you feel that you need to refresh your knowledge about Regulation R638, food safety standards as well as recent revisions to food legislation,

In this course you will:

  • gain an understanding of the R638 (Regulations governing general hygiene requirements for food premises, the transport of food and related matters)
  • receive an overview of the various local and international food safety standards and learn how these fit together
  • understand the importance of ensuring a food safety culture in your organisation
  • receive a document R638 Compliance Starter Pack to
    help get you started with the R638 document compliance requirements.

Any food business owners or managers working in a food business

  • R638 – highlighting the main changes
  • Recent legislation updates
  • Food Safety Hazards
  • Main Food pathogens
  • Summary of the pre-requisite programmes
  • A summary of food safety practices
  • The role of PRPs in the prevention of food safety hazards
  • Reporting and recording of food safety incidents
  • Cleaning & Sanitation
  • Pest Control
  • Maintenance
  • Product identification and Traceability
  • Product Recall
  • Handling of non-conformances
  • An overview of HACCP
  • Food Safety Culture
  • Food safety documents and records
  • Introduction to the R638 Starter Pack
  • Case study and assessment.
  • Learn all about PRPs from facilitators who have food industry experience
  • Real-life examples and group activities ensure a practical component to your training
  • Customisation of course content
  • Flexible delivery methods
  • Receive a comprehensive manual and handout containing the R638 (Regulations governing general hygiene requirements for food premises
    and the transport of food)
  • Receive your R638 Food Safety Compliance Starter Pack

Delegates will need to complete a knowledge test and score 80% for the test.

Basic numeracy and literacy


1/2 Day

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