If you have a food business, or work in the food industry, you are legally required to undertake food safety training and/or be supervised in line with the level of activity you are involved in. So, for example, managers will need different training to those serving food.

If you are responsible for the development and maintenance of your business’s HACCP system then you must undertake adequate training in the application of HACCP principles

It is a legal requirement that staff involved in a food environment are trained and/or supervised commensurate with their work activity. The responsibility for the supervision and training of staff lies with the proprietor of the food business.

This applies to all food handlers and non-food handlers who work in your business (food service, manufacturing and retail) whether they are full-time or part-time members of staff, seasonal or occasional workers or voluntary staff members.

Level 1, Stage I describes the food safety skills required of staff before they handle food in your premises. Even though your staff have had training at this stage, they will require supervision to ensure that they are demonstrating good food safety practices.

Level 1, Stage 1I Food Safety Skills Summary Having been trained to Stage 1 before starting work, Stage II provides information on what your employees need to know after they have been working in your premises for a month. Even though your staff have had training at this stage, they will require supervision to ensure that they are demonstrating good food safety practices.

These training can be done with any qualified food safety trainers who can provide trainings at your work place or at designated class room training sessions.

Current trend is to complete these training online, this will in turn add flexibility to training timings and location. Level 1 food safety training can be done online at https://haccptrainingonline.ie/ at your own pace and convenience and earn the required know-how and certificate.