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Food Safety Culture
Food Safety Culture Course Overview
For your food safety management system to be effective, you must have a culture in which employees at every level prioritize food safety. What does it mean to have a strong food safety culture, and how can you achieve it?
Learn how to grow your company’s food safety culture in our new online self-paced Food Safety Culture course. Relying on written rules and legal oversight is not enough in today’s industry landscape. Safe food practices must be embraced on a fundamental, cultural level. If a true commitment to food safety is ingrained in the organizational culture, the behavior of employees at all levels of the organization will be aligned with that commitment.
This training will cover:
- Background and guidance information on food safety culture
- The five dimensions of food safety culture outlined in the GFSI Position Paper ‘A Culture of Food Safety’
- A thorough explanation of these dimensions with examples of good practices, strategies, and suggestions for practical application
- How to prepare for an audit that evaluates your food safety culture
Following course completion, you will be able to access our Food Safety Culture Maturity Assessment. The assessment allows you to make an objective appraisal of your current food safety culture. It will provide you with a clear picture of where specific improvements are needed. Suggestions for informed and measured actions you can take are built into the assessment feedback.
By making the recommended improvements, or taking steps similar to the suggested actions, you can improve your food safety culture. You can demonstrate in an audit that you are taking informed and measured actions to affect multiple dimensions that impact culture.
The assessment also enables you to develop a multi-year program of improvement, evaluating your current maturity level at regular intervals. The 20 components of food safety culture evaluated in the assessment can be used as performance indicators, with measurable results that demonstrate action and continuous improvement where needed.
Is there a final test?
This course includes videos, followed by interactive exercises that allow you to work with the information, and practice using it using real-world scenarios.
There is no final test. There are interactive exercises within the training that you must pass, with a score of 80%, in order to move on to the next. If you do not pass, you may try again.
When can I begin?
You may log in to the course and begin right away after your purchase. You can log in and out at your convenience (24/7) and complete the course as you have time.
You will have one year access to the Food Safety Culture Maturity Assessment Tool so that you may track your facility's progress.
Will I get a certificate?
Once you successfully complete the course, you may download your certificate of completion.
- Self-paced, practical online training
- Downloadable student notes
- Food Safety Culture Maturity Assessment Tool