Palm Beach, QLD (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
According to statistics from the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, more than 11,5000 cases of food poisoning are reported each day and more than 120 people die due to food poisoning each year in Australia, but thanks to Food Safety Today (http://foodsafetytoday.com.au/), people will now be able to learn how to safely handle food and prevent food poisoning right from the comfort of their home.
“We’re providing the one and only nationally recognized food handling course for the hospitality, food processing and health and community services sectors,” said Joanne Ballantyne, owner and director of Food Safety Today. “The great thing about it is that you don’t have to drive anywhere or sit in a class. The training that we provide can be done by correspondence, online and onsite training for groups.”
Courses have been created for retail and hospitality, health and community service, and food processing. Food Safety Today also provides support from 7 AM to10 PM daily.
Ballantyne explained that participants can obtain their food handling certificate or their food safety supervisor certificate in two easy steps.
Step 1, she said, is to determine which level of training you need.
“Level 1 is a food handling course for employees working in a kitchen, child care or aged care, café, restaurant, school canteen, hotel, supermarkets or other food retail outlets, under supervision,” Ballantyne stressed. “This food handling course is also known as food safety level 1, food handlers, food hygiene training or safe food handling.”
Ballantyne added that Level 2 is a food safety training course that builds on the principles learned in Level 1.
“Successful completion of Level 2 qualifies the participant to perform as a food safety supervisor,” Ballantyne said, before adding, “Step 2 is to choose your method of delivery. Our food handling certificate courses can be taken online, by correspondence or in-house for groups.”
Ballantyne went on to point out that qualifying for a food handling certificate online or through correspondence allows participants to work at their own pace and study while working full or part time, or doing other educational courses.
“Detailed instructions and guided lessons makes studying for your food handling certificate online or through correspondence an affordable, convenient and easy choice,” Ballantyne said. “In-house group training is an option for organizations that require a number of employees at a time to take a food handling course.”
Madison Eagles said she’s impressed with the food safety course. “I loved being able to do the food safety supervisor certificate at home anytime,” Eagles said. “It sure beats running into some dull office in the city, wasting the whole day and be charged more. I found this allowed for better concentration and less distraction. I found the whole course was self explanatory and easy to understand.”
For more information, please visit: foodsafetytoday.com.au/courses and foodsafetytoday.com.au/course/retail-and-hospitality/food-safety-supervisor-hospitality-combined-course-nsw
About Food Safety Today
Food Safety Today provides high-quality online and correspondence food handling training for workers in the Retail & Hospitality (SIT codes), Health & Community Services (HLT codes) and Food Processing (FDF codes) industry. Our courses satisfy the requirements set by the NSW Food Authority, Queensland Food Act 2006, Queensland Food Regulation 2006, Victorian Food Act 1984, and Food Standards Australia & New Zealand.
In-house group training is an option for organizations that require a number of employees at a time to take a food handling course. Group training is available for both Level 1 (food handling certificate) and Level 2 (food safety supervisor) – combined FSS course is a one day course at venue.
Training for your food handling certificate (foodsafetytoday.com.au/food-handling-certificate) or as a food safety supervisor consists of a set of assessment tasks, which include industry-based case studies and short answer questions. Our online courses are 100% online.
Food Safety Today
PO Box 21
Palm Beach QLD 4221
Source: Food Safety Today