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Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training Course Outline

Module 1: Food Safety and Storage

  • Beware of the Temperature Danger Zone
  • Take Special Care with High-Risk Foods
  • Storing Food in the Fridge
  • Freezing Food Safely
  • Storing Cooked Food Safely
  • Avoid Refreezing Thawed Food
  • Store Raw Food Separately from Cooked Food
  • Choose Strong, Non-Toxic Food Storage Containers
  • If in Doubt, Throw it Out!

Module 2: Handling and Storage of Food Aid Commodities

  • Receiving Commodities
  • Storage of Commodities
  • Stacking
  • Accounting for Commodities
  • Inspection of the Store and its Contents
  • Stock Records and Stock Control
  • Store Hygiene
  • Despatch of Commodities
  • Labour Management and Security
  • Reports
  • Support to the Storekeeper

Module 3: Effects of Moisture, Relative Humidity, and Temperature in Stored Food

  • Some Definitions
  • Effects on Biological Deterioration
    • Moisture Effects
    • Temperature Effects
    • Effects on Physical and Chemical Deterioration
    • Physical Changes
    • Chemical Changes
    • Moisture Sorption Isotherms for Foodstuffs

Module 4: Measurements of Moisture, Relative Humidity, and Temperature in Stored Food

  • Measurement of Moisture Content
    • Laboratory Methods
    • Field Methods
  • Measuring Relative Humidity
    • Wet and Dry Bulb Psychrometer
    • Hair Hygrometers
    • Thermohygrographs
  • Methods for Measuring Temperature
    • Liquid Expansion Thermometers
    • Bimetallic Thermometers and Thermographs
    • Thermocouples
    • Thermistors

Module 5: Effects of Climate in Stores and in Transportation

  • Condensation
  • Ventilation of Storage Buildings
  • Climatic Hazards During Transportation

Module 6: Driving Best Practices in Distribution

  • Good Food Handling Practices
  • Proper Personnel Training
  • Good Cleaning and Sanitation Practices
  • Effective Pest Control Programme
  • Proactive Shipping and Receiving Programmes
  • Recall Program
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Programme
  • Institute a Food Defence Programme

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Who should attend this Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training Course?

This Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training Course is designed for individuals involved in the storage and distribution of food products. This training course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Warehouse Staff
  • Distribution Personnel
  • Logistics Managers
  • Quality Control Inspectors
  • Food Safety Coordinators
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Operations Supervisors
  • Inventory Managers

Prerequisites of the Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training Course.

Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training Course Overview

Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution is critical to ensuring consumables' integrity and safety during storage and transit. This training focuses on implementing best practices, understanding regulations, and mitigating risks associated with handling, storing, and distributing food items, maintaining their quality and safety for consumers.

Proficiency in Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution is indispensable for Logistics Managers, Warehouse Supervisors, and food industry professionals. Mastering these practices ensures compliance with regulations, reduces liability, and upholds the quality of products delivered to consumers, fostering trust in brands and safeguarding public health.

This intensive 1-day training equips delegates with practical insights into food safety protocols, hazard analysis, and risk management specific to warehousing and distribution. Delegates will gain a deep understanding of proper handling, storage, and transportation practices, enabling them to implement effective strategies to maintain food quality, safety, and compliance.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand and implement industry-specific food safety regulations
  • To identify potential hazards in warehousing and distribution
  • To develop strategies for proper food handling, storage, and transportation
  • To train on best practices to prevent contamination and maintain hygiene
  • To create protocols for quality control and risk mitigation
  • To ensure compliance with relevant food safety standards
  • To enhance skills in crisis management related to food safety issues

Upon completion of the Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training Course, delegates will gain a thorough comprehension of the critical principles and practices necessary to ensure the safe handling, storage, and distribution of food products.

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What’s included in this Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors    
  • Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Certificate 
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Food Safety For Warehousing And Distribution Training | Food Safety in Ottawa, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

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Food Safety For Warehousing And Distribution Training | Food Safety in Ottawa FAQs

Food Safety refers to handling, storing, and preparing food to avoid infection and ensure that the food contains enough nutrients for us to eat a healthy diet.
There are no formal prerequisites in this Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training course.
This Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training course provided by The Knowledge Academy is ideal for anyone who wants to learn about Food Hygiene and Safety methods to be followed during warehousing and distribution of food products.
Keep clean, separate raw and cooked, cook thoroughly, keep food at safe temperatures, use safe water, and raw materials are the key principles of Food Hygiene.
Food Hygiene and Safety is important because it ensures the safety of the food you handle and produce. Consumers may become seriously ill from food poisoning and foodborne illnesses if Food Hygiene and Safety standards are not met.
Thorough cleaning, personal hygiene of food handlers, adequate food storage, correct preparation and cooking of foods, etc., are a few crucial Food Hygiene and Safety Practices.
During this 2-day Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution training course, you will learn how to protect pre-packaged or unpackaged foods and beverages from various allergens during the warehousing and distribution process. You'll also learn how to demonstrate good Food Hygiene and Safety practices, including storing and preserving food.
The training fees for Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training certification in Ottawa starts from CAD1695
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution Training.
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