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Safefood for Life programme



Subject Keywords: Certified food safety programme delivered in post primary schools across the island of Ireland.
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Type: Project
Region: All-island

This course is designed to educate students in the general principles and simple practicalities of food safety. It is suitably positioned in the transition year programme for ROI to close the apparent void between learning for life and training for work and in Key Stage 3 & 4 Home Economics in NI.
The course deals with a broad range of subjects including an overview of basic microbiology, food contamination, food hygiene law, personal hygiene, cleaning procedures and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). These subjects are dealt with in a fun and interactive manner and are geared towards enabling the students and prospective food workers to see and understand where problems could arise in the preparation, handling, storage or service of food. If uncontrolled, these problems could create a risk of food poisoning to the consumer and cause subsequent damage to the food business.
The programme aims to help students develop important food safety skills and allows them to sit an online food hygiene examination at the end of the course. On completion of the online examination successful students will meet the minimum training requirements to work in the food industry.



Rights: © The Food Safety Promotion Board
Suggested citation:

Safefood. (2011) Safefood for Life programme [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 24th August 2019].


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