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Food Safety

Whether you have a need to train a few staff members in basic food hygiene level 1, implement a sustainable HACCP plan or incorporate ISO22000 into your business model, The Alcam Group can design a solution customised to your needs. We are Irelands leading company in innovation when it comes to Food safety. All our training courses can be delivered though our fully interactive Webinar training module or delivered face to face at your premise. All our trainers and consultants, before they joined the Alcam Group, were experienced managers and supervisors from the Dairy, Meat, Soft Drinks and distillery industries. This enables us to practically design HACCP plans and implement ISO 22000 standards that are truly practical and user friendly for the end user. We always guarantee a 100% accreditation rate with any of the ISO standards.

HACCP Workshop for Food Manufacturing/ Retail/ Catering

 Online Course |  Classroom Course

Enables business owners and managers of the food manufacturing sector to develop a food safety management system

The Award in HACCP Workshop for Food Manufacturing / Retail / Catering is a one-day training programme designed to ensure candidates develop the requisite knowledge and practical skills to implement a HACCP plan in their workplace. Candidates will be assessed by an assignment that requires the development of a HACCP plan.

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Food Safety Level 1 (Basic Food Hygiene)

 Online Course |  Classroom Course

An introduction to food hygiene
The Level 1 award in food safety are run as half-day courses, suitable for a variety of candidates, including new employees with minimal or no prior food safety knowledge, employees handling low-risk or wrapped food or those who work front of house, such as waiting or check out staff, as well as back of house such as kitchen porters or warehouse staff.

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Food Safety Level 2 (Intermediate)

 Online Course |  Classroom Course

Food hygiene and safety training providers have identified a growing need to make food safety learning more relevant to specific business environments to increase effectiveness. Reflecting sector-specific needs these food safety qualifications are required to address food safety Standards. In line with this demand, the Alcam Health & Safety Level 2 Award in Food Safety have been designed to address the food safety and hygiene needs of the catering, manufacturing and retail sectors.

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Food Safety Level 3 (Advanced)

 Online Course |  Classroom Course

For those working in all food businesses at a supervisory level

There is greater onus and accountability on anyone in the food business with supervisory responsibility. It is therefore vital they are equipped with both the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.

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UN Food Safety Expert Group – Trieste Italy

The Alcam Group are members of the UN Food Safety Expert Group operating out of the UN office in Trieste in northern Italy

The group is chartered with looking at the global issues of food security against a background of

  • environmental degregation,
  • climate change and
  • ‘peak oil’ production , where petroleum dependent production and distribution systems are economically challenged.

The Group is looking at the challenge of food production, food safety from the developing country perspective, to see how [and if] economic development can be fostered through access to regional and global food markets and to formulate a clear understanding of the issues facing developing countries with a view to appropriate project design and intervention.


Support Program

    In today’s world there is a requirement for Owners and Managers to be compliant with an ever increasing level of legislation. It can be quite difficult to be constantly up to speed with the legislative requirements but a failure to do so can under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work act 2005 result in owners and managers being personally liable, incur fines up to €3m or 2 years imprisonment.

    There is a requirement to :

    • Train and supervise Your staff in Food safety And Health & Safety
    • Maintain a HACCP plan and a Safety Statement.
    • Calibrate all temperature probes in use
    • Audit your premises

    For more information regarding our Support Programs can be found here.


Implementation Of ISO 22000

With The Alcam Group we can help you design and implement the ISO 22000 international food safety standard. At the design Stage we will methodically, step by step ensure that a fully customised management system has been implemented. Once accreditation has been applied for we will stay with you throughout the whole audit process, ensuring that you ultimately achieve accreditation.


Implementation Of HACCP

HACCP is defined as ‘’Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points’’. Since its early design by Pillsbury for NASA in the 1970’s HACCP has been adapted by most countries worldwide as a legal requirement. The Alcam Group can implement a fully functional HACCP plan customised to your business using the 7 HACCP principles developed by CODEX.


Hygiene Audits

To ensure ongoing compliance of food legislation it is essential to ensure the structure, attitudes of staff and preparation and cleaning procedures are to the required standards. The Alcam Group can carry out detailed hygiene audits looking at the following areas

  • Operational Hygiene
  • Structural Hygiene
  • Personal Hygiene