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Assured Food Safety Training Services

As a food business operator you recognise the need for ongoing training of your staff. Training is critical in helping you to successfully maintain your food safety management programmes, and in enabling your staff to develop their capabilities.

While attending a public course is of value, a better learning experience is likely to occur when training is focused on what actually happens in the place where people work.

So all our food safety related courses are fully customised to your business. We focus on your products and processes, and your FCP/RMP or National Programme requirements. Depending on your needs, your course might take from just 2 hours or take several days. Your course can be tailored to fit in with your production schedule.

We can also develop a course to meet your specific requirements.

On completion of training, all participants receive a certificate. If you require, we can include a written assessment (quiz) as well.

Training is typically conducted on-site at your premises, or at a venue of your choice.

Most Popular Courses

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NEW Food Allergen Management Essentials (1 day)

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NEW Food Labelling Essentials (1 day)

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Food Safety Awareness (2 1/2 hours or 4 hours)

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Food Safety Essentials (1 day)

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HACCP Essentials (2 days)

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Internal Auditing/Supplier Auditing Essentials

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Shelf Life of Food Essentials (1 Day)

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How Do I Review My HACCP Plan (1 day HACCP 
Refresher Course) 

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Microbiology Laboratory Quality Assurance Workshop (2 days)

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Food Microbiology Essentials

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Good Operating (Manufacturing) Practices in the Food Industry (1 - 3 days)

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Shane Training
  • Nicky Cooper, HR Training and Development Advisor

    "The service that has been provided has been exceptional. Shane takes a great deal of time to understand his clients needs, and align the course content with the needs and wants of the company he is training within.

    Shane brings a great deal of knowledge to the training table. This translates into quality content which is well received by the participants. His enthusiastic approach ensures that everyone is well engaged and gets the most out of what he is covering.

    Shane has been one of the easiest facilitators I have ever worked with. Organising quality training, that was purpose built for our company, was a breeze".

  • Renante Alimagno, Quality Control Manager

    "Shane Hopgood has been helping LHF since 2002 as a Food Safety consultant. The company started small and his expertise in NZ food legislation has helped the company through its growth phases to its formidable position in the current food market. His food safety trainings are tailor-fit to the requirements of the company. A seasoned professional, flexible in schedule, easy to deal with and willing to go the extra mile to help."

  • Warren Browne, Factory Manager

    "Shane Hopgood of Assured Food Safety Ltd was contracted by Mayceys Confectionery to develop a customized Food Safety training course for their staff. Shanes brief was to keep it simple yet detailed and focused on the Mayceys production environment.
    Shane delivered on all aspects with staff praising how the course was presented and made them understand clearly what was expected and why. Staff were talking about the course for weeks after which made it clear to management it was totally worthwhile.
    Mayceys would have no hesitation using Shane's services again for future training and refresher courses".
  • Andrew Baily Gibson, Technical Manager

    "Shane came to us highly recommended, and certainly didn’t disappoint. Shane presented an internal auditing course to the QC team at Premier Beehive. The aim was to upskill the team, and get them to better understand the HACCP and RMP programme, its function, and how to audit it to an appropriate standard. The upfront work allowed the course material to be uniquely tailored to the site and to the level of the team.
    The ongoing benefit, is that the training has provided the team with additional confidence in going about their daily tasks, and a deeper knowledge of the expectations of the programme. The two day course was factual, informative and enjoyable".
  • Maree Lelieveld, Technical Capability Manager

    “Shane has provided a highly professional service to our company and I would thoroughly recommend him. He has worked with subject matter experts within our business to customise his programmes to meet our needs and as a result has ensured the learning is more meaningful for our learners thereby supporting required learning outcomes. Shane is always prepared to go the extra mile to ensure delivery of a highly professional programme and is very accommodating in terms of his availability to deliver in house at times that work for our business, often outside normal business hours. Feedback from learners who attend Shane’s sessions is always very positive with comments about Shane’s engaging training style and the informative session content. Thanks Shane for the work you do for our business – it is highly valued.”

  • Hamish Roberts, General Manager Operations, MSCI (now GreenMount Foods)

    "We asked Shane to develop a food safety training program specific to the unique needs of our facility. He did a great job and staff provided excellent feedback about the course. Most importantly and because the training was tailored, retention by staff of critical requirements was high ensuring we got a positive result all round from the course"
  • Alexander Yaroshevich, Quality & Compliance Manager

    "Shane clearly exceeded our expectations for a two-day HACCP training course. He spent enough time studying our selected product and the manufacturing process and came extremely well prepared for the training. His presentation was very engaging and thought provoking and we definitely benefited from this training course. I will keep Shane’s number on a speed dial now!"
  • Karen Winter, Team Leader Environmental Health and Chief Licensing Inspector

    "Thank you so much for the course yesterday – it was one of the most valuable courses I have attended in a long time.
    I found that the content was pitched just right – we covered a lot of information but the speed of presentation was spot on and the use of relevant examples and time to work on our own products was highly valuable.
    The resources provided were fantastic and I, for one, will have a lot more confidence going forward to look at labels and have a better understanding on whether there are any glaring issues.
    Once again, thanks for coming to Marlborough to present this – it was highly valuable and well worth our investment”.