BASICS.fst: Food Safety Training Course

BASICS.fst: Food Safety Training


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(Note: BC Food Safety exam can ONLY be taken at one of our British Columbia locations.)

BASICS.fst: Food Safety Training Course Overview

This is 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).

The 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.

 Learning Objectives

This course provides 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 information:

  • Personal hygiene
  • Food preparation
  • Cleaning and sanitizing food and prep surfaces
  • Safe cooking temperatures
  • Purchasing, receiving, and storing food
  • Handling and serving food
  • Food allergies
  • Microorganisms and foodborne illness
  • Food Safety regulations

Course Format

This is a self-paced online course presented in 13 modules. Participants may leave and resume the course at any time. Duration will depend on the participant and any prior knowledge of the subject-matter.

Evaluation and Certification

There 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 needed to complete the course. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique.

Once all 13 units are complete, participants must schedule a supervised in-class examination. A passing score of 74% is required to receive a Food Safety BASICS. fst® (FOODSAFE™ Level 1 Equivalent) certificate. The exam can ONLY be taken at one of our British Columbia locations:

  • Abbotsford: 604-853-8700
  • Campbell River: 250-287-4627
  • Comox Valley: 250-897-1098
  • Cowichan Valley: 604-746-4058
  • Kamloops: 250-372-3853
  • Kelowna: 250-762-2840
  • Nanaimo: 250-729-8889
  • North Shore/Sea to Sky: 604-990-1290
  • Penticton: 250-492-3377
  • Prince George: 250-561-1696
  • Richmond: 604-207-2032
  • Surrey/Delta/Langley: 604-953-1603
  • Terrace: 250-635-5500
  • Tri-Cities: 604-931-3426
  • Vancouver: 604-321-7242
  • Vernon/North Okanagan/Shuswap: 250-545-4200
  • Victoria: 250-388-5505
  • Yukon: 867-668-5001

Please note that course access information will be emailed to you within 1 business day, as this course is fulfilled by a third party.


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