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safefood for Life

The safefood for life programme is a certified food safety programme that is being delivered in post primary schools across the island of Ireland.

safefood for life aims to help students develop important food safety skills and allows them to sit an online food hygiene examination at the end of the course. On completion of the online examination successful students will meet the minimum training requirements to work in the food industry.

The online examination Primary Certificate in Food Hygiene is certified in the ROI by ourselves here in the Environmental Health Association of Ireland.

Upon request safefood have now produced an Irish language version, safefood don saol, and an Irish language version of the online exam for schools that teach through the medium of the Irish language in ROI.

Age: Transition Year Students in ROI and Key Stage 3 & 4 Home Economics in NI.

Topics Covered: Personal hygiene, Food contamination, Food delivery and storage, Food preparation and cooking, Cleaning, Design and layout of food premises and HACCP.

Format: The resource consists of a set of Teachers Slides, Student Activities, Teachers Notes and Students Notes to help teachers to prepare and teach the programme.

How to access the resource: The resource is available to schools in ROI by contacting the safefood helpline at 1850 404567. The resource is also available to Youthreach Centres in ROI.

For details on registering your school for the online exam please contact the safefood helpline at 1850 404567 (ROI) and 0800 0851683 (NI) .


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  • Environmental Health Association Ireland
  • Heraghty House
  • 4 Carlton Terrace Novara Avenue
  • Bray
  • Co Wicklow Ireland

The EHAI is registered with FETAC to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards in the National Framework of Qualifications and has agreed its quality assurance procedures with FETAC

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“Safe Food Healthy Business” is a food safety application. The app is aimed primarily at food businesses. The purpose of the app is described by its owners as a “one stop shop” for food safety. This app is not the property of the EHAI.

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