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A food handling certificate is certification that the residents in certain Australian states essentially need to obtain if they plan to work in the food preparation or service industry.

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Certificate in food handling

  1. 1. What Is A Certificate In FoodHandling and What Areas DoesIt Cover?http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp
  2. 2. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp A food handling certificate is certification that the residents in certain Australian states essentially need to obtain if they plan to work in the food preparation or service industry. This certificate serves as proof that an individual is capable of handling food in a hygienic and safe manner.
  3. 3. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp People learn how to store food safely at appropriate temperatures, how to reduce the risk of food contamination, first aid procedures and a lot more while acquiring this certificate. While it usually takes merely a single day to undertake this certification training, however, the certificate has to be renewed every year.
  4. 4. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp Basic and refresher are the two types of classes for a food handling certificate. A basic food handling course is required by the law in certain Australian states, and this certification must be obtained by individuals who wish to seek employment in the food industry.
  5. 5. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp The public health and safety laws in certain these Australian states also require that individuals holding food handling certification must undertake refresher classes every year.
  6. 6. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp The improvement of food safety and the reduction of the occurrences of food- related ailments and death is the main purpose that this certificate is a legal requirement.
  7. 7. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp Trainees must undergo rigorous training and have knowledge about the most- recent food-safety procedures in order to obtain a food handling certificate. The exact requirements for this certification will usually vary from one Australian state to another.
  8. 8. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp However, securing jobs in the food service industry will become easier for individuals who hold this form of certification.
  9. 9. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp Food handling certification covers the following areas: ◦ Food Storage Temperature ◦ Proper Shelving ◦ Cooking Temperatures ◦ Cleaning of Produce ◦ Gloves, Hand Washing and Personal Hygiene
  10. 10. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.aspFood Storage Temperature Trainees learn about appropriately cooling hot foods and heating cold foods at the right temperatures to prevent the development of bacteria. They also learn how to read the temperatures for different foods accurately on specific thermometers.
  11. 11. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.aspProper Shelving Trainees learn about proper shelving to prevent cross bacterial contamination from one food to anther that can result in an outbreak of food borne ailments.
  12. 12. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.aspCooking Temperatures Trainees learn about the accurate cooking temperatures of fish, meats and poultry to a great extent. They also learn about the correct cooking temperatures of sauces and soups. Cooking certain foods at improper temperatures can result in a bacterial outbreak.
  13. 13. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.aspCleaning of Produce Trainees learn how to properly clean produce, how to store them and how to handle fruits and vegetables.
  14. 14. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.aspGloves, Hand Washing, Personal Hygiene Trainees learn how to wash their hands properly and use disposable gloves before handling food. They also learn the importance of personal hygiene such as keeping their clothes clean, keeping their fingernails clean and short, covering their hair, etc., while working with food.
  15. 15. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp Food handling certification covers many other areas. Once people have undergone a food handling training course, a multiple-choice test must be passed by them to get the certificate.
  16. 16. http://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp People between the age of sixteen and twenty eight are ideal candidates to undertake a food handling certification course in Australia. A certificate in food handling can be obtained by attending actual food handling classes or by undertake an online food handling certification course.
  17. 17. Certificate In Food Handlinghttp://www.eclipseeducation.com.au/courses_FWHP.asp