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20 November 2009

ABC Food Safety Online

Access to the online training service is available by annual subscription for £75+VAT per year per user and subscribers have unlimited access to all of the courses on the site during their subscription year.

Access to the courses is easy and as they are available via the internet there is no requirement to install software.

Instant access to the service is available when payment is made by card using Paypal:

Payment accepted by Paypal

Features of the service
Our online courses provide users with several hours CPD each in short topic-based modules. Self tests and quizzes are included to aid in the learning process and users may download a set of course notes to keep.  Users can bookmark a course if they have to log off, and may return to that page later to resume their study.

Screenshot of approved establishments course
Above: A page on the Approved Establishments module with self-test quiz

Certificates and training records
A CPD certificate is automatically generated on successful completion of each module and may be printed out if required. A useful additional feature of the service is that records of all courses completed are available online so a subscriber can have full access to their training records. Where local authorities subscribe to the service, the nominated manager will have access to the training records and CPD certificates of all of his/her staff. 

 Screenshots of the reports page

Above: The “reports” feature

Library and resources
There is also a library section where users can look up legislation and other documents thereby providing a useful resource tool. 

Screenshot of the login page

The login screen with link to the Library section


Courses available
Courses available on the service currently include:  

Approved establishments- A three module course providing 6 hours of CPD which considers the legal framework, scope and enforcement of establishments subject to approval under Regulation (EC) 853/2004.

Food Law Code of practice- A full text e-version of the Food Law Code of Practice. This 7 module course can provide up to 12 hours CPD and may be used to demonstrate that the user has read and understood the Food Law Code of Practice.

Food hygiene enforcement- A three module course which provides up to 6 hours CPD, this course provides detailed guidance on the use of seizure/detention powers and the service of Hygiene Improvement and Emergency Hygiene Prohibition Notices.

Audit of HACCP systems - this two module course will provide 3.5 hours of CPD and provides an overview of HACCP together with appropriate audit techniques.  

Interviewing suspects - this short course provides an overview of the PACE codes of practice and practical guidance on tape recorded PACE interviews.

Investigation of Food Poisoning outbreaks - A two module course which provides guidance on outbreak investigation techniques.

The above courses are available in in different versions for use in England, Scotland and Wales. 

The service also includes an "approval determinator" to assist in the identification of establishments which require approval under Regulation (EC) 853/2004, a reference library and searchable glossary of terms.

Subscription rate: All of this is available for £75+VAT per user per year

 How to subscribe:

Local authorities: Simply complete the order form and we will be in touch to arrange access to the service. Please have an official order number handy when you subscribe so that we can send an invoice to your authority.

Individual users such as independent contractors, please complete the booking form and make payment by credit or debit card to obtain instant access to the service.

Payment accepted by Paypal

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