Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing

Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing

Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing

If you are the manager or supervisor of a food manufacturing premises then you have an important role to play in promoting food safety legislation, encouraging other workers to follow good food hygiene practices, and contributing towards the establishment’s food safety management system.

By law, food handlers of all levels must be appropriately trained, and this Level 3 course aims to help managers and supervisors understand their vital day-to-day responsibilities in manufacturing premises.

The course uses a variety of written text, interactive exercises, and video content to provide learners with up-to-date knowledge of how to comply with food safety law, including information on how to prevent contamination, promote the correct cleaning, hygiene, and food temperature controls, and implement the basics of a HACCP food safety management system.

  • Matches RSPH and CIEH level 3 syllabus
  • Matches REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Syllabus
  • Meets UK and EU legal requirements for food handlers
  • Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
  • Endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 8-10 hours
  • On completion, the certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Food Safety Course?

This Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing course is suitable for managers and supervisors in all types of food and drink manufacturing premises. If you are a food handler below the level of manager or supervisor then the Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Manufacturing training course is more suited to your needs.

Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs states that food handlers must be trained in food hygiene matters ‘commensurate with their work activities.’ This Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing course ensures that managers and supervisors comply with this regulation by providing a detailed knowledge of food safety principles, how to promote best practices among staff members in the manufacturing premises, and an understanding of how to contribute towards the implementation of an effective HACCP food safety management system.


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On successful completion of the course, you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content approved training.

Additionally, this course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality as providing independently-evaluated, quality content that teaches good practice standards.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Environmental Health Officer Approved

This course has been audited and approved by Environmental Health Officers: the training materials have been independently reviewed and are verified as containing the necessary knowledge to achieve the level of training specified.

This course is audited and approved by EHOs

Aims of the Training

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand why food hygiene and safety practices are essential for all food handlers in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Have awareness of the relevant food safety legislation and how it can be complied with.
  • Understand the different ways in which food can be contaminated and how these risks can be effectively controlled.
  • Have knowledge of the way that bacteria can affect food and make it unfit for consumption, plus know how to control the risk.
  • Be able to state the safe temperatures for cooking, chilling, and freezing food and understand how to take temperature readings.
  • Understand the importance of cleaning schedules, managing waste, and pest control.
  • Know what the law requires in regards to personal hygiene when working in a food manufacturing premises.
  • Understand the basics of implementing a HACCP food safety management system and recognize the importance of auditing and inspection.


Once you have completed all of the online training material you will be able to take the online assessment. The assessment consists of 45 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked instantly so you will know whether you have passed as soon as you finish.

If you don’t pass the assessment you can review the course material and take the assessment again as many times as necessary at no extra charge

Program Contents

1 Introduction to Supervising Food Safety Why food safety is important, who is most at risk, the foods that cause illness, key terms, and the role of a supervisor.
2 Food Safety Legislation Current legislation, enforcing the law, fines and prosecution, due diligence, food business operator and employee responsibilities, and investigating outbreaks of food-borne illness.
3 Food Contamination Physical, chemical, microbial, and allergenic contamination, cross-contamination, and detecting contaminants.
4 Controlling Contamination Deliveries, food storage, stock control, quarantine, recording and labeling, use-by dates, best before dates, packing and distribution, food service and delivery, and the role of a supervisor.
5 Micro-Organisms, Food Poisoning, and Viruses Risks caused by spoilage organisms, bacterial growth (nutrients, moisture, acidity, temperature, time, and atmosphere), spoilage microbes, food poisoning, food-borne illness, and food-borne viruses.
6 Non-Bacterial Food Poisoning Chemical food poisoning, metals, poisonous plants, poisonous fish, and mycotoxins.
7 Temperature Control Safe temperatures, food deliveries, fridge and freezer temperatures, processing and packing, and distribution.
8 Checking, Verifying and Recording Temperatures Measuring equipment, air temperature, how to take food temperatures and recording temperature checks.
9 Premises and Equipment Design Premises design and layout, suitable workplace materials, lighting and ventilation, utilities, work equipment, fixtures and fittings, and food storage areas.
10 Waste, Cleaning and Disinfection Storing waste, waste removal, benefits of cleaning, supervising cleaning, six stages of cleaning, cleaning chemicals, cleaning work equipment surfaces, and cleaning schedules.
11 Pest Control Common pests, rats, mice, cockroaches, controlling pests and supervising pest control.
12 Personal Hygiene Supervisor responsibilities, monitoring standards, handwashing, skin infections and wounds, sickness, protective clothing, hair, jewelry, and smoking and eating at work.
13 Training Staff Why training is important, levels of training, staff induction training, ongoing training, staff training records, and the role of management.
14 Implementing a Food Safety Management System Choose a HACCP team, describe the products and ingredients, identify the products’ uses and consumers, construct a flow diagram, confirm the flow diagram in the premises, hazard analysis, determine critical control points, establish critical limits, monitor critical control points, establish corrective actions, establish verification procedures and record keeping.
15 Food Safety Auditing Product specifications, traceability, product recalls, the role of a supervisor, inspections, and audits, and auditing the HACCP plan

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