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As part of routine inspections, FSA enforcement officers will check that a business has an appropriate food safety management system in place.
This is a system which involves analysis of manufacturing procedures at all stages to identify hazards; these hazards would then be analysed by the food safety system manager or HACCP Manager. On the basis of the findings the business should put in place a system which includes critical control points at key stages where higher levels of risk are identified. This enables a business to use procedures to reduce risk and make sure food is safe to eat.
Each food manufacturing business should have a system tailored to their particular production process. The size and complexity of the system will vary based on size and complexity of the business.
These qualifications are designed for food handlers and supervisors who are already working in, or preparing to work in food manufacturing or in food supply chain operative, supervisory or management roles.
Level 2 HACCP qualifications cover the principles of HACCP based food safety systems, as well as the principles of food safety for manufacturing. These are suitable for operative level roles.
Level 3 HACCP qualifications cover the principles of HACCP for food manufacturing and are suitable for supervisory roles within the food supply chain.
Level 4 HACCP qualifications cover the principles of HACCP for food manufacturing and are suitable for management roles within the food supply chain.
Level 2 Award in HACCP-Based Food Safety Systems - £11.00
Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing - £22.50
Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing - £22.50
Trained and assessed in a learning or college environment, these qualifications are also known as vocationally-related qualifications (VRQs).
They are designed to support progression to the next level of learning.
Jason Bennellick, of Prima Bakeries, Scorrier, has become the first bakery apprentice in England to successfully complete the L2 Craft Baker Apprenticeship, achieving a Merit grade.
The L2 Baker Standard contains three distinct routes, one of which is Craft Baker. This specialism was designed to revive traditional craft bakery skills, which the apprentice must prove in their bakery end-point assessment.
Supporting Jason in his apprenticeship learning and end-point assessment preparation were Truro and Penwith College. The college introduced the Baker Apprenticeship Standard in 2018, in recognition of the importance of the baking industry to the Cornish economy.
Baking Lecturer and course developer, David Williams, who himself has 40 years’ experience in craft bakery said he was ‘very proud’ of Jason’s achievement. He added,
‘It has been a pleasure to work alongside Prima to develop our Bakery Apprenticeship programme and deliver the skills needed in the workplace’
Prima’s Managing Director, Mark Norton, described the bakery apprenticeship as ‘exemplary’ and that Prima were keen to take on a new apprentice to help build the future of craft baking in Cornwall.Read more