Monitor food safety at critical control points in food and drink operations

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


This standard is about monitoring food safety at critical control points in processing operations.

You will need to be able to identify the critical areas where monitoring is required and the relevant benchmarks for effective and safe operations. You will also need to be able to record data and report key information to the appropriate people.

This standard is for you if you work in food and drink operations or animal feed operations and your job requires you to enter the food manufacturing or processing area. You may have supervisory responsibilities as a line manager or team leader.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

Identify and monitor critical control points

  1. identify relevant food safety control measures
  2. complete all specified operational controls and checks at the set time frequency
  3. keep accurate and complete records of checks
  4. obtain verification for completed checks, following organisational procedures

Respond to non-compliance at critical control points

  1. take corrective action with the appropriate degree of urgency when control measures fail
  2. report to the appropriate person any specifications or procedures that are out of line with set limits
  3. seek expert advice and support for matters outside of own level of authority or expertise

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:


IMPFS112K Understand how to manage food safety procedures in food and drink operations

IMPFS132K Principles of controlling biological food hazards in food and drink operations


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





Links To Other NOS

External Links

Version Number


Indicative Review Date

31 Dec 2019





Originating Organisation

Improve Ltd

Original URN


Relevant Occupations

Food Preparation Trades, Manufacturing Technologies, Process Operatives, Process, Plant and Machine Operatives

SOC Code


Food; safety; manufacturing; production; control