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Food Safety ADVANCED.fst (FOODSAFE Level 1 Equivalent)

Course Overview

Food Safety ADVANCED.fst is a more detailed and in-depth food handling, sanitation and work safety course than Food Safety BASICS.fst. This Advanced course focuses on the role of foodservice and food retail leaders in measuring risks, setting policies, and training and supervising employees. Enhance your food and workplace safety knowledge and reduce the liability of your business by learning about hazards, storage, pest control, facility and equipment management, and more.

The information and recommendations in this course are based on the Canadian Food Retail and Food Services Regulation and Code (FRFSRC), Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Who Should Take the Course?

As a management-level food safety training course, Food Safety ADVANCED.fst is designed for managers as well as any employee who wants to take their food safety knowledge to the next level. Owners, operators, supervisors, or managers of a food handling establishment will benefit from this course to better ensure that all food handlers are able to work more safely.

You do not need to complete Food Safety BASICS.fst to take this course.

Course Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to provide participants with the information required to ensure employee and customer safety. It should also help to reduce the liability of business.

The course is designed for individual study and is divided into 14 easy-to-use training modules. Throughout the training, students will be challenged with case studies and practice exercises to help them reach the learning objectives.
  1. Food Safety Essentials
  2. Food Safety Hazards
  3. Personal Hygiene
  4. Thermometers
  5. Purchasing & Receiving
  6. Storing Food Safely
  7. Keeping Food Safe During Preparation & Service
  8. Introducing the HACCP System
  9. Prerequisite Programs
  10. Adapting HACCP Principles to Your Organization
  11. Facilities & Equipment
  12. Cleaning & Sanitizing
  13. Pest Management
  14. Regulatory Agencies & Inspections
Food safety experts are available to answer any questions on the unit content, and can be reached with a click of the Ask the Expert button throughout the course. Live Chat is also available for technical support or course content questions

Evaluation Process

At the end of each module there is a test. Participants must pass the test with 100% in order to move forward. If a participant does not score 100%, they can review the module and try the test again. Completing these tests helps to prepare students for their final certification examination. Once all of the modules are complete, participants must schedule a supervised in-class examination. A score of 75% or above is required to receive a Food Safety ADVANCED.fst certificate.

Examinations can be conveniently booked at the following locations by calling Customer Care at 1-866-321-2651 (8:00am 5:00pm PST).

Abbotsford 5-2120 Paramount Cres., V2T 6A5
Campbell River Unit B - 1433 16 Ave, V9W 2E4
Courtenay 84-1742 Cliffe Ave, V9N 2K5
Kamloops 627 Victoria Street, V2C 2B3
Kelowna 1941 Kent Road, V1X3R3
Nanaimo 2250 Labieux Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6J9
New Westminster 200-604 Columbia Street, V3M 1A5
North Shore 106-223 Mountain Highway, V7T 3V3
Penticton 120-316 Dawson Ave, V2A 3N6
Prince George 470 3rd Ave, V2L 3B9
Richmond Unit# 260 4011 Viking Way, V6V 2K9
Surrey 8911 152 Street, V3R4E5
Terrace 120-101 1st Ave East, V8J 3X4
Tri-Cities 2338 Clarke St, Port Moody, V3H 1Y8
Vancouver 6111 Cambie Street, V5Z3B2
Victoria #205 3214 Douglas Street, V8Z3K6
Yukon 128C Copper Road, Whitehorse YT, Y1A 2Z6

Course Duration

This online course is self-paced, but expires within a year of purchase. During this time, you may leave and re-enter the platform at any point. The estimated course completion time is eight hours and the invigilated exam lasts one hour.