Introductory Food Safety Training - e-learning

A popular online food safety certification course to protect your customers, business and brand! Meet compliance requirements and give food handlers the food hygiene awareness, skills & surety they need to:

  • Be more effective following food control plans
  • Manage food safety risks related to their role and save costs of non-compliance,...
  • Protect consumers and brands
  • Based on New Zealand NZQA Unit 167, 168 and 20666 to meet MPI and council training requirements 


Food handlers have a key role to play protecting consumers and brands and achieving compliance to regulatory and customer requirements. Hence, the importance of basic food safety understanding and consistency for your team.

This e-learning/online food hygiene training course explains relevant workplace best practices and the why behind it all. It motivates food handlers doing whats right with confidence.
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Price includes all taxes and fees
  • Food Surety's "100% Money Back Guarantee" applies
Immediate start! On-demand 24/7. Complete at your own pace, you can start and stop as you like and your progress is saved. There is no need to rush since you have three months access, get certified today and come back for a refresher anytime.

What are you waiting for? Become a confident food handler and meet customers, business and council requirements, enrol now!
You don't have to:
  • Wait for weeks to start your course
  • Find a date that work for you
  • Waste your day traveling with all the risks involved
  • Set in a boring course that does not add value
We are here to help!
This course is based on New Zealand NZQA Unit 167, 168 and 20666
It meets MPI and council training requirements
It is available to start now!
Complete at your pace from anywhere
Very practical examples and stories
Delivered by experience trainer and experienced Food Act 2014 Verifier.
This is the course you are looking for
  • Trainer: Ray Haddad (MPI Verifier 2015 to 2021, Listed MPI Consultant) 
  • Level: Introductory
  • Video time: 2+ hours, 18 interactive short videos
  • Lessons: Interactive videos, e-books, exercises, quizzes and community discussion board  

  • Study time: 3 hours
  • Exams: 1 open book assessment
  • Access: 3 months access anytime, anywhere, from any device
  • Cost: Free for the first few sections. You can choose to purchase the full course and certification when you are ready.
Price includes all taxes and fees
  • Food Surety's "100% Money Back Guarantee" applies

Completing this food safety certificate, food handlers will be able to:

  • Define food safety and its importance

  • Identify food safety hazards and their significance causing food poisoning
  • List methods used to control food safety hazards and food spoilage

  • Cross-contamination and its prevention using good manufacturing practices (GMP)
  • Understand food safety time temperature controls
  • Meet regulatory and food safety certification programmes requirements

What's included in this basic food hygiene course?

  • Learning methods

  • Presentations and e-books
  • 18 Short interactive videos
  • Exercises and quizzes
  • Live discussions
  • Join "Food Surety Community" of food professionals
  • Online assessment
  • 3 month access from smart phone, tablet or computer, anytime, anywhere

Certificate of Completion

Demonstrating competency and understanding of basic food safety practices and food hygiene regulations.

Meet expectations of regulators e.g. New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), councils and certification programmes evaluators and verifiers
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  • Who is it for?

  • All food and beverage businesses, restaurants and hospitality, early childcare centers, importers, exporters, food manufacturers, hospitals and home food businesses:
  • Personnel responsible for receiving and storage of food and related products
  • Personnel engaged in preparing, processing, serving and delivering food and related products e.g. hospitality industry personnel
  • Chefs and kitchen managers who need a refresher
  • Maintenance/engineering personnel
  • Professionals engaged in the supply of food who want to understand the basics 

Testimonials

I completed the introductory e-learning cert today, you can tell Ray has a lot of experience in the industry and teaches in a very engaging and supportive way. Highly recommend this course!

Chantel Barry
Care Cookies
I did online training based on units 167, 168 in  3  to 4 hours and got the certificate, Ray's tutoring videos, explanation, examples are soo easy to understand, This is the best ever online course for food safety, I strongly recommend Food Surety if you want best info and easy to follow...

Vikke Pingili
Highly recommended, the learning experience covers a complete broad spectrum of Food Safety requirements that is absolutely 100% beneficial to anyone requiring advanced knowledge in food safety regardless of your role or industry you represent 🙂 don't miss the opportunity to learn now!

Aroha Heemi
Zespri International Limited
I really found the course easy to follow as it was beta to listen to the video and the examples use. I've learned so much which I definitely will apply at work. It make it so much more interesting and easy to understand as well. Good communication and very professional. Thanks

Marcy Young
Millie's House Early Learning centre

Check this food handler training for free

The first few sections of the course is available for free!
We trust you will like it and you will be keen on the rest of the course and achieving your food handler certificate. If so, purchase it at zero risk since you know exactly what you are getting!
Meet your trainer

Ray Haddad

I am the Trainer & Managing Director at Food Surety Limited. I have worked in the food industry in quality assurance roles, auditing, consulting, training, instructional design, workplace assessment and as an advisor in international food safety projects. This varied experience has given me a depth of understanding of the needs and the pain points among the different parties in the food industry.

Since 2007, I've had a proven track record conducting hundreds of audits including external 3rd party certification audits as an auditor/verifier recognised by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). In addition, I have trained thousands of food professionals from government agencies, NGOs, academia and businesses across the whole supply chain from farm to fork and across the different sectors,  not only in New Zealand but in Southeast Asia and Middle East.

I am driven by food professionals' experiences of light bulb moments and breakthroughs in their thinking. I enjoy supporting them protecting food for all.
food safety trainer -Ray Haddad from food surety limited

Food Safety Training (e-Learning)

  • On demand food certificate
  • Around four hours study time including 18 short videos, quizzes and community discussion board
  • Accessed anytime, anywhere and from any device including the food handler's smartphone 
  • Three months access - best value! 
  • Meet regulators (MPI & council) training requirements
  • Food Surety money back guarantee applies. 
Course fees includes GST
We offer best training options, value and course fees/money back guarantee too, in case you didn't love it so... Enrol now!
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Food Safety e-learning course explained

What is Food Safety on demand e-learning?
It means that this food safety certificate course is accessed anytime, anywhere and from any device. It can be completed at the food handler pace to suit their schedule. Also, you access the training course immediately. 
Does this basic food handler training satisfy regulatory expectations e.g. The Food Act, Animal Products Act...?
This training is based on Codex Alimentarius General Principles of Food Hygiene regulations 2020 amendments as well as new Zealand Qualification Authority - NZQA  unit standard 167, 168 and 20666.

It meets the requirements of Good manufacturing Practices, food safety controls, prerequisite programmes and HACCP food safety systems.

It satisfies regulatory (MPI and Councils like Auckland council) and auditors/verifiers expectations for food safety methods and food safety practices to be used by food businesses.
What are the benefits of taking Food Safety courses?
  • This food safety certificate is designed and delivered by renowned, hands on food safety experts and ex- Ministry for Primary Industries Food Act 2014 verifier.
  • Save time & money. With Food Surety online learning, food handlers can access content anywhere and anytime... no travel cost.
  • Lectures can be taken any number of times
  • Access updated content and group discussions for three months which leads to better information retention
  • Learners can define their own speed of learning instead of following the speed of the whole group. You can go faster or slower to suite your needs.
Food safety, Health and Safety or Food and safety food handler training?

Food safety is all about protecting consumers of the food and beverage from potential hazards that can be in the food that can harm them, the food consumer). On the other hand, Health & Safety practices are all about protecting you and your colleagues while doing your job at the workplace. Health and safety hazards identification and hazards management to keep you safe.

Some people refer to food and safety training, what they actually means is food safety training for food handlers or food hygiene training certification.

What software requirements does this food handling e-learning course has?

Not much! Actually it can be completed anywhere in new Zealand or the world, from any device like laptop, desktop, smart-phone or tablet. As long as it has updated internet explorer like Google Chrome or Fire Fox, etc. it should be fine.

The training is video based so they will need speakers of head set to hear the explanations in the videos which they can play faster or slower, pause and repeat as needed. They don't have to complete the whole course in one go, they can stop and come back to it any time, they will be able to continue where they left. Even after achieving the hygiene certificate, which will be kept in their staff training record, they will still have access to the training materials for three months. excellent right!

Do you offer group training discounts? What about face-to-face training?
Yes, if you have a group to train, group discounts apply. Contact Food Surety team for details.

For face-to-face Classroom training courses and Virtual Classroom courses check the introductory food safety course main webpage.
Food safety training, Health and Safety or Food and safety food handler training?

Food safety is all about protecting consumers of the food and beverage from potential hazards that can be in the food that can harm the food consumer.

On the other hand, Health & Safety practices are all about protecting you and your colleagues while doing your job at the workplace where you perform food handling. Health and safety hazards identification and hazards management to keep you safe while food handling and working.

Some people refer to food and safety training, what they actually means is food safety training courses or food hygiene certificate.

Do Food Surety food safety courses meet food control plan training needs for food businesses?

Food businesses are expected to achieve compliance to regulatory requirements, in New Zealand as an example, the Food Act 2014 has two food safety measures: Food Control Plan (FCP) and national Programmes, both of which expect team members to have at least internal food safety training courses or better a hygiene certificate.

The goal is to understand basic food safety practices including personal hygiene practices, cleaning sanitation, time temperature controls, prevention of potential cross contamination and avoiding food poisoning.

It is worth mentioning that this food handling training course will get your team members an official Food Surety certificate to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and competency.

This means you as a food business operator will meet the requirements in the Food Act 2014 related to basic food safety understanding and you will be able to file the needed staff training record. We will even be able to inform you of your teams level of engagement with the course.

e-Learning Basic Food Safety Certificate 


  • On demand food safety training certification
  • Accessed anytime, anywhere and from any device including the food handler's smartphone 
  • Three months access - best value! 
  • Meet regulators (New Zealand MPI & council) food handler training requirements
  • Intermediate start!
  • Food Surety money back guarantee applies. 
  • Course fees includes GST

    We offer best value and money back guarantee in case you didn't love it so... Enrol now!

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