Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Training Certificate


Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Training Certificate

We deliver Online + On-Site Food Safety Certificate Training.

On-Site Training complies with all Government Covid-19 Requirements eg. Contact Traceability, Trainee Distancing, Sanitization, etc.

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Suitable for:

This food safety certificate (also referred to as food hygiene certificate) suits people looking for a job or working in:

  • The Essential Food Services sector
  • Supermarkets, Dairies & Convenience stores
  • Aged-care facilities & Hospitals
  • Child Care Centres (ECE)
  • Food Truck Drivers
  • Food Processing Companies
  • Cold Storage and Supply Chain
  • Produce Handling roles
  • Hygiene and Cleaning jobs
  • Meat, Seafood and Dairy companies


Our food safety course is also suitable for:

  • those looking to start home food businesses (so you understand the law),
  • fruit pickers and farm workers; and
  • people looking to up-skill, re-tool and positively use this lockdown period

    The training is customised for both small & large companies who require training as part of the Food Act 2014, Food Regulations 2015 and local council Bylaws around New Zealand including Community / Charity / Healthcare teams who simply want to operate to best practice.

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About Food Safe:

Food Safe Ltd is Accredited by the New Zealand Government + is a Category 1 NZQA PTE. Training complies with the Food Safety Bylaws and Verifier Audits right across New Zealand.

Our food safety training is trusted by both well known New Zealand and Global food companies and heaps of small teams too!


Basic Food Safety Certificate Training Content:

  • Food Safety breakdowns and why training is an investment.
  • Find out answers to questions such as: Can I cook food from home for sale? What does a verifier look for when auditing me? What does jargon such as a "Level 2 National Programme FCP" mean?
  • Effective personal hygiene when working with food validation of hand washing technique at training (UV light verification test).
  • You will understand the science of allergic reactions and immune response and food intolerance.
  • Primary allergen groups (applicable worldwide) and practice allergen identification exercises from your menu.
  • Effective allergen management tools in a food business such as labelling and cleaning.
  • Key HACCP training NZ temperatures + global standards including both Celsius (°C) to Fahrenheit (°F) and recording temperature of high-risk food. This training has been used by our trainees around the world.
  • Knowledge of hazards that cause foodborne illness and food spoilage in a food business including pathogenic bacteria, mould, and viruses
  • Knowledge of methods used to control hazards that cause foodborne illness and food spoilage in a food business.
  • Identifying common examples of food safety risks.
  • Pest control and how to control pests
  • Criteria for verifier inspections and audit checklists.
  • Overview of legislation including the Food Standards Code 2002, Food Act 2014, Food Regulations and how the law applies to food businesses
  • Key elements of a Food Control Plan (FCP) + 3 Step Corrective Action (Codex Alimentarius)
  • Practice filling out key food safety records - Food Control Plan Diary
  • Verification and how to achieve a Council Audit A Grades 
  • Extra research and microbiology information based on our MOC with AUT University - School of Applied Sciences.

    Our Food Safety Certificate training includes an Introduction to HACCP as bonus content.

    This training programme is known by many other names in the industry; such as Food Handling Certificate, Food Hygiene Certificate, Food Handlers Certificate, Food Certificate NZ, Food Hygiene Certificate NZ, Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate.

Companies we've worked with:

We have collaborated and delivered training at a number of performance-fuelled organizations and global brands, some of which are outlined below. 

Food Safe food safety training clients


Why Choose us for your Food Safety Training?


  • The information we provide you on food safety is the very latest.
  • If you like to learn in an interactive environment, where a bunch of other trainees share experiences and ask the engaging questions you might be too shy to ask, this is the perfect food safety certificate nz (in New Zealand) for you.
  • Yes! We use slides, pictures, and show-me-how videos
  • Food Safe Trainers are industry experts with Lead Audit ISO 22000 qualifications and have extensive practical experience in high-compliance food manufacture, which we bring to the classroom.


Training Delivery

We deliver Online + On-Site Food Safety Certificate NZ Courses and Training.

Our food safety certificate nz is held, for your convenience, at a number of locations across New Zealand such as food safety course AucklandChristchurch, Hamilton.

We have successfully delivered customised training at companies from in South Island to the Northland and across from Waiheke in the east to Hokitika in the West!

We go well beyond just training to nurture your business plans post-training with an EXCLUSIVE passionate post-training community support group of our former trainees and successful business owners who help support and guide each other and you on your own food business journey!


Food Safety Training Locations:

In addition to training options New Zealand wide this Food Safety Certificate Auckland is also delivered (under Alert Level 2) at a number of locations Auckland wide:

  • In the North Shore, Albany, Auckland: Food Safety Certificate North Shore for the convenience of Aucklanders living on the North Shore Area from Birkenhead to Orewa
  • In Grey Lynn, Auckland: For the convenience of people in the CBD, Viaduct Ponsonby, New Market, Parnell, Onehunga, New Lynn, Henderson
  • In Manukau, Auckland: Food Safety Course Manukau: For the convenience of people who also live in Papakura, Pukekohe, Papatoetoe, Takanini, Manurewa, Mangere, East Tamaki, Howick & Flat Bush

The best part for Aucklanders is just like the rest of NZ enjoys, we ensure you get free off-street unlimited parking, an invisible and an additional cost you need to consider. 


All basic courses are language-assisted with FCP resources in Mandarin 普通话, Hindi हिंदी, Japanese 日本人, Korean 한국의, Thai ภาษาไทย and Vietnamese Việt.


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Food Safe Limited has been granted approval by NZQA under Section 251 of the Education Act 1989 to provide Food Safety Training and is a CATEGORY 1 training provider.


Food Safety Certificate: How long does my food safety certification last?

Food safety Certificate NZ


  • Best practice for Cafes and Restaurants: is to refresh learning and renew your certificate every 3 Years at a maximum.
  • Food Manufacture + Customised food Control Plans: refresh learning and renew your certificate Every Year!

Food Safety Guidance
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