Food Safety Basics

Food Safety Basics provides information for anyone involved in purchasing, preparing, or serving food

FOOD SAFETY BASICS ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW

This online Food Safety Basics course covers the importance of food safety and the preventive measures required to help keep people safe from food-borne illness.

The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that there are between 11 and 13 million cases of food-borne illness each year in Canada. Many of these illnesses can be prevented if people follow the safe food handling practices explained in this course.

FOOD SAFETY BASICS ONLINE COURSE TOPICS

  • Food hazards
  • Pathogens
  • Potentially hazardous foods
  • Personal hygiene
  • Purchasing and receiving
  • Equipment
  • Preparing and serving safe food
  • Cleaning and sanitizing

Duration

Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 140 minutes.

Testing

Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.

Certificate

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

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