Identify and report potential food hazards in food and drink operations

URN: IMPFS106S
Business Sectors (Suites): Food Safety
Developed by: Improve
Approved on: 31 Dec 2014

Overview

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This standard is about the skills needed for you to identify and report potential food hazards in food and drink operations. It is important to report food hazards to ensure the product is not at risk. It is also essential to maintaining the quality of the final product.

You will need to be able to identify potential food hazards. You also need to show you can take immediate action in response to identified food hazards. You must also show you can escalate action in response to identified food hazards.

This standard is for you if you work in food and drink manufacturing operations or animal feed operations and your job requires you to monitor key food manufacturing processes.


Performance criteria

You must be able to:

Identify potential food hazards

  1. monitor food production processes within own area of responsibility
  2. check that machinery and manufacturing processes comply with standard operating procedures
  3. identify where processes are not in accordance with standard operating procedures

Take immediate action in response to identified food hazards

  1. inform staff in immediate work area that a potential food hazard has been identified
  2. isolate machinery and potentially hazardous food items
  3. ensure contaminated food is put into quarantine
  4. complete records relating to actions taken in accordance with organisational procedures

Escalate action in response to identified food hazards

  1. inform relevant personnel as to the nature of the suspected food hazard
  2. provide line manager with accurate information relating to the time, place, and nature of the suspected food hazard
  3. provide relevant information to assist in the completion of documentation

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

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IMPFS107K Understand how to identify and report potential food hazards in food and drink operations


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Scope Performance


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Version Number

1

Indicative Review Date

31 Dec 2019

Validity

Current

Status

Original

Originating Organisation

Improve Ltd

Original URN

IMPFS106S

Relevant Occupations

Food Production Operatives, Manufacturing Technologies, Plant and Machine Operatives, Process Operatives

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Keywords

Hygiene; safety; reporting;