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Assured Food Safety Ltd - providing practical food safety solutions since 2002

AFS 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.

Most popular courses

  • NEW Food Allergen Management Essentials (1 day) Print Course Flyer Here
  • Food Safety Awareness (2½ hours or 4 hours)          Print Course Flyer Here
  • Essentials of Food Safety (1 day)          Print Course Flyer Here
  • HACCP Essentials (2 days)          Print Course Flyer Here
  • NEW Food Labelling Essentials (1 day)     Print Course Flyer Here
  • Determining Shelf Life of Packaged Food (1 day) Print Course Flyer Here
  • Internal Auditing of Food Safety Management Programmes (2 days) Print Course Flyer Here
  • FSSC 22000 Essentials (1 day)          Print Course Flyer Here
  • How Do I Review My HACCP Plan (1 day HACCP Refresher Course)    Print Course Flyer Here
  • Microbiology Laboratory Quality Assurance Workshop (2 days)        Print Course Flyer Here
  • Good Operating (Manufacturing) Practices in the Food Industry (1-3 days) 
  • Food Microbiology Essentials (1 day) 

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.

"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."

Renante Alimagno, Quality Control Manager, LHF Ltd

"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".

Warren Browne, Factory Manager, Mayceys Confectionery Ltd

“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.”

Maree Lelieveld, Technical Capability Manager

Fonterra Brands (NZ) Ltd


"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". 

Andrew Baily Gibson, Technical Manager

Premier Beehive NZ Ltd





From our customers

"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".

Nicky Cooper, HR Training and Development Advisor, Westland Milk Products

"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"

Hamish Roberts, General Manager Operations, MCSI (now GreenMount Foods)

"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!"

Alexander        Yaroshevich                                                                           
Quality & Compliance Manager
Griffins Foods Ltd