The FSC teams up with Cardiff Met University to further enhance the Marks & Spencer 5 day Food Hygiene and Safety Course

The providers of the Marks & Spencer intensive 5-day course, the Food Safety Consortium (FSC) have announced changes to the compulsory 5 Day Food Hygiene and Safety course for 2014.

Teaming up with the Cardiff Metropolitan University, the course (designed to ensure the Marks & Spencer global supply chain fully understands its food safety and hygiene Codes of Practice) has been enhanced to include a practical applied day utilising the ambient bakery and high care pilot facilities the university has to offer. Delegates are given a project to undertake within both facilities that incorporates their classroom learning. Stevie Stone Training Manager for the FSC commented “The day at the university is designed to help delegates interpret and apply more readily many of the Marks & Spencer Codes of Practice requirements and have the opportunity to see ‘what good looks like’ in an actual factory similar to their own environment”.

The classroom training held at the FSC’s state of the art training facilities, just outside Cardiff, has also been enhanced to include a practical metal detection demonstration. Using a Marks & Spencer specified conveyor metal detector, the demonstration covers system start up checks and routine testing addressing both the current and soon to be launched updated Metal Detection Code of Practice.

The enhanced course was piloted in January of this year and was a great success with delegates providing the following feedback:

“The demonstration of the metal detector and the practical assignment at Cardiff Metropolitan University were both excelling in their design and content” – Production & Engineering Manager

“The practical at Cardiff Metropolitan University was excellent” – High Care Area Manager
“Very enjoyable, new ideas for me to implement, very good discussions” – Hygiene Manager

“The practical project at Cardiff Metropolitan University was very informative” – Quality Manager

If you are a Marks & Spencer supplier and would like to attend the course click here to find out more or book.

Post date: 21 Aug 2014

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