Food Safety Culture & You

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Level 1
Duration: 1 hour

This course discusses the importance of following food safety procedures and practices when working in Canadian food companies, as these are part of food safety culture.

 

Description

This course discusses the importance of following food safety procedures and practices when working in Canadian food companies, as these are part of food safety culture. It outlines the role of governments and food companies in protecting the food supply and identifies how consumers can be negatively affected by improper practices. It covers the important role food workers have in following procedures and telling supervisors and coworkers of food safety problems.

Participants will learn the important role of food workers have in supporting their workplace food safety culture. By following food safety practices, food workers help their employer to protect the consumer, meet government regulations and address business needs.

This course is applicable to all industry personnel in a food processing plant: owners, supervisors, production personnel, sanitation team, labelling and packaging, plant manager, health and safety team, food safety team, etc.

 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this Food Safety Culture and You course, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify how aspects of their culture compare to Canadian culture.
  • Recognize that specific food safety concerns in Canada are science-based.
  • Identify the role of government in shaping Canadian food safety practices to protect consumer health.
  • Identify the role of the food industry has in shaping Canadian food practices.
  • Identify that consumers rely on governments and food industry to follow and enforce food safety practices to protect consumer health.
  • Summarize how Canadian culture informs Canadian food safety practices.
  • Explain the responsibility of team members to reinforce Canadian food practices.
  • Identify the importance of team member communication with supervisors about breaches of food practices to protect their company and the consumer.

 

FAQs
Who can apply for this program?

Anyone that is legally entitled to work in Canada can apply.

I am on social assistance, can I still take the program?

YES! Being on social benefits of any kind does not restrict your access to the program or disqualify you from receiving assistance. However, Succeeding at Work is not to be used as a reason to extend your benefits.

How do I apply?

You may apply through this website in TONS of places or use the APPLY button right at the top of the website. We will contact you right away. Even if it is to just ask a question.

I do not receive Social Assistance benefits. Is there any assistance offered through this program?

Each location has it’s own additional supports that we offer. Transportation or lunch may be offered depending on need.

How long is the program and what can I expect in participating?

The program runs for 7 weeks, Monday to Friday full days. You day may start at 9 or 9:30 depending on your province. We expect everyone to come neatly dressed and ready to learn.

Is child care provided?

At this time, no it is not.

What are the previous education and job history requirements?

There are NONE! We welcome participants of all age levels and your previous job history is just that, history!