Food safety training courses are one of the best ways to gain the fundamental knowledge and skills required to handle food safely in a food business, some of which include: properly cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces, equipment and utensils. maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene.This course is an introductory course only and is not nationally recognised for ‘SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety’. If you would like to complete a nationally recognised, Food Handling Certificate that will count towards a range of certifications such as a Certificate IV in Hospitality or Tourism, you will need to complete our ‘Food Handling Certificate’ course.
This course is an interactive and engaging way to build your knowledge of safe food handling The course is narrated and includes a short quiz at the end of the course.The fast-growing demand for food puts an enormous strain on the food production system and natural resources. If the current global population were to consume the same amount per head of meat as Europe, five planets covered with grazing land – ocean included – would be needed. The future food safety system must be sustainable and take into account this growing demand. At the same time, it must also take into account food loss and waste and address the lack of efficiency. Underlying these challenges is a need for education and training about food safety. From consumers, to companies, to governments, people need more evidence-based information in order to make informed decisions about the food they eat.
But solutions are at hand. Technology can play an important part in addressing these challenges. In the life sciences, new ways of producing proteins - lab meat, insects, seafood - can help improve not only traceability but also sustainability; aquaculture or aquafarming is the fastest-growing animal food-producing sector in the world. Urban farming and 3D-printed food help in the production of local, traceable food. New techniques in DNA verification and next-generation sequencing are opening up possibilities for genetically modifying food for greater safety. The microbiome – a community of beneficial microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses that inhabit environments including the human body – could one day become our frontline in food safety. And stable isotope technology gives us a way to ‘fingerprint’ food and help prevent fraud.
Data science and life science are about to converge to shape a new model for food safety. Big data and predictive analytics can aggregate and analyse immense volumes of information through complex algorithms to anticipate risks or critical events in the food supply chain before they happen. The internet of things will help improve the efficiency and productivity of factories and improve traceability. Agricultural drones and satellites can help identify and warn against crop pests. Blockchain – a technology that combines the openness of the internet with the security of cryptography to give a faster, safer way to verify information and establish trust – promises to revolutionise traceability in the food supply chain. It can help to tackle food fraud and deliver the information that consumers need about the food they consume.Social evolutions are also changing the face of food safety. A new generation of consumers is driving a food revolution. These trend setters have a new set of values: they want food that is healthy but, importantly, they also want food that is sustainable and free from animal abuse, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and modern slavery.Following the Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap (the free wiki world map) examples, open food databases driven by citizens are gaining increasing momentum and are a big issue for food brands. Vegan, vegetarian and organic consumption are growing fast and now represent more of an ideology or lifestyle than just a diet.