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Accredited Online R638 Food Safety Training

Course Info

Training provider: Entecom

Training Type: E-learning
Location: Nationwide
Cost: R 2800 Per Person
On Demand
Course Duration: 20 hours

Aimed at the Person in Charge, this food safety course is a SETA Accredited Skills Programme, and covers all the Food Safety Practices required by Regulation 638. Video-based technology makes this course both informative and engaging.

Course Description



If you are the Person in Charge of a food business, then this video-based online training course provides convenience and flexibility, whilst covering all the food safety practices as required by Regulation 638 in way which makes the learning process not only very informative but also engaging and fun. You will be supported throughout the process and equipped with supplementary information, tools, templates, links to legislation, guidelines and standards - in fact, we have packed everything we can into this course to give you as much as value as possible.

 Upon completion successful completion, you will receive a Certificate of Competence for a Skills Programme Qualification endorsed by the FoodBev SETA.


What our customers say:

"I would just like to thank you for the great and easy training that you guys provide. You are always on the ball and emails don’t go a day unanswered. The training you provide is easy to follow and very informative. You guys have managed to make learning fun again for the older generation that has been out of the learning circle for a while. Anyone wishing to further their education can not go wrong with ENTECOM.

Thank you for all the help and assistance and always being friendly when I have queries (no matter how small of insignificant)." Elmarie Erasmus Quazania



Unit Standards:

  • 120403 - Apply Good Manufacturing Practices as part of a Food Safety System (4 credits)
  • 120404 - Maintain personal hygiene, health and presentation in a food environment (4 credits)
  • 120416 - Apply personal safety practices in a food or sensitive consumer product environment

You will cover all food safety aspects such as:

  • The Certificate of Acceptability
  • Food Safety Hazards, pathogens and food poisoning
  • GMPs
  • Food Safety Policy, Document and Record control
  • Facilities and premises
  • Equipment and utensils
  • Incoming raw material control
  • Process Control and calibration
  • Pest Control 
  • Personal Hygiene and Grooming
  • Cleaning and Sanitation
  • Traceability and Product Recall
  • Temperature Control and monitoring procedures
  • Thawing and Defrosting
  • Serving and Display of Food
  • Staff training
  • Storage and distribution
  • Food Fraud and Food Defence
  • Personal safety practices, protective clothing and safety gear
  • Safety emergencies and safety signs
  • and much more....

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Course Outcomes

  • Be equipped to enforce Food Safety Practices at your premises
  • Know where to find food safety legislation, standards, guidelines and important industry information
  • Implement tools and templates to get your food safety system started
  • Receive a Certificate of Competence for a Skills Programme Qualification endorsed by the FoodBev SETA valued at 13 credits


  • Good internet or cellphone connectivity
  • 3 months experience working in a food handling environment
  • Ability to read and write in English

Who should attend

  • Persons in Charge
  • Food Business Owners
  • Managers
  • Food Safety Team Leaders
  • Any person who works in the food industry and wants to have an excellent foundation in food safety

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