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New guidelines to support food safety training
Article Type: Food Facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 38, Issue 3.
The FSA is working in partnership with Improve, the food and drink sector skills council, to draw up definitive guidance for food safety training. The information will act as a stand-alone guide for employers, and will be accessible for use in all future Industry Guides for food safety. Previously, comprehensive, up-to-date information about food safety training specifically for manufacturing has been difficult to obtain, and some Industry Guides have contained training sections that have become outdated before being replaced.
The guide will include information on the minimum training that must be given to comply with food safety legislation, and will make recommendations about additional training that can be offered as good practice. Case studies of companies in different sub-sectors will be used to highlight the benefits of providing food safety training beyond minimum compliance.