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Introduction to HACCP for Food Safety

International Culinary Studio via FutureLearn


Improve your food safety standards

In every country in the world, food safety is governed by regulations and standards. If a food service establishment does not comply with these standards, they are likely to be fined or closed either temporarily or permanently.

In this two-week Introduction to HACCP course from the International Culinary Studio, you’ll learn about food safety hazards using practical examples and activities to make sure you can effectively manage food safety.

Explore food hygiene and potential hazards

When food safety standards aren’t adhered to, it can cause severe illness and, in some cases, death. That’s why HACCP is used; a food safety management system that analyses and controls biological, chemical, and physical hazards.

You’ll learn about food poisoning and food hygiene, what they mean, and the practices and procedures in place to prevent illness from food.

Develop food safety policies

From raw material production, procurement, and handling, to manufacturing, distribution, and consumption of the finished product, HACCP is used to control hazards at each stage. So you need to have policies and processes in place to do this.

On this course, you’ll look at the key elements of a food safety policy and the reporting procedures for any problems that may occur. You’ll then explore how to apply HACCP to the food handling cycle.

Learn from the International Culinary Studio (ICS)

The ICS, accredited by the World Chefs’ Association, are committed to providing professional, excellent, technology-driven education to improve every aspect of the food industry.

On this HACCP course, the ICS will help you manage a safe food environment.

This course is designed for owners of businesses that handle food and want to improve their knowledge of food safety. Whether you have a catering company, restaurant, or cafe, this course will help you implement HACCP without having to use external consultants.


  • Food Safety: Principles and Science
    • Welcome and Introduction to Food Safety
    • Science of Food Safety
    • Food Safety - Everyone's Responsibility
    • Test Yourself
  • Implementing HACCP
    • HACCP Principles and Practices
    • Applying HACCP to the Food Handling Cycle
    • Food Safety Policy and Legislation
    • Test Yourself
    • Earn your digital certificate
    • Next Steps

Taught by

Andy Cordier


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