BASICS.fst: Food Safety Training
a comprehensive food safety training course for both professional and domestic
food handlers. Using case studies and practice exercises, this course teaches
safe and professional food-handling practices to ultimately prevent foodborne
illness. Equivalent to FOODSAFE™ Level 1 which is certified by the B.C. Centre
for Disease Control.
Anyone who works with food within British Columbia should take Food Safety
BASICS.fst® (FOODSAFE™ Level 1 Equivalent).
information and recommendations in this course are based on the Canadian Food
Retail and Food Services Regulation and Code (FRFSRC), Health Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
This course aims to provide participants with
the information required to ensure employee and customer safety, and to reduce
the liability of foodservice businesses.
Food Safety BASICS includes the following
Cleaning and sanitizing food and prep surfaces
Safe cooking temperatures
Purchasing, receiving, and storing food
Handling and serving food
microorganisms and foodborne illness
Food Safety regulations
This is a self-paced online course presented in
13 modules. Participants may leave and resume the course at any time. The
duration will depend on the participant and any prior knowledge of the
is a test at the end of each module. Participants must pass each test with 100%
before they can proceed to the next unit. Those who do not achieve 100% can
review the module content and re-try as necessary to complete the course. Test
questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique.