The R638 (Regulations governing general hygiene requirements for food premises and transport of food), was promulgated in June 2018. This regulation requires
that the person in charge of food premises is trained in the principles and practices of food safety and hygiene. This comprehensive FoodBev SETA accredited skills programme is aimed at equipping the person in charge of a food premises with a solid understanding of food safety. Focusing on the R638, the course also provides an overview of local and international food safety standards and guidelines, like the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) requirements, Codex Alimentarius, SANS 10049, ISO 22000 and other South African Food Safety and Health and Safety regulations.
Whilst providing a practical approach using workplace examples and case studies to ensure a thorough understanding of hygiene and food safety practices, the course focuses on the application of food safety practices and hygiene in a food handling environment.
The Skills Programme consists of the following unit standards:
|Unit Standard Title
|Apply Good Manufacturing Practices as part of a Food Safety System
|Personal Hygiene, Health and Presentation
|Apply personal safety practices in a food or sensitive consumer product environment
|Total Credits 13
|Articulation: National Certificate in Food and Beverage Packaging Operations – Level 3