In Malaysia, it’s a legal requirement that anyone who handles, prepares or serves food as part of their job must be trained in food safety. For this purpose, MOH introduced Food Handling Course program in 1985 also known as Kursus Pengendalian Makanan.
Thus ,the Food Handling Course Certificate is designed to meet that legal requirement, as well as protecting customers and food businesses from the sometimes lethal consequences of food safety issues.
This Food Handling course is a basic course for those getting started in the food industry, or people who just need to meet the minimum requirements for food safety training such as Homebased food seller.
The lessons cover all the basics including personal hygiene, safe food handling and how to identify food safety hazards.
The Food Handling course is fully accredited, which means that upon successful completion, your certificate of complettion is valid across all of Malaysia.
What’s more, your Food Handling Course certificates have no expiry date, meaning you need to attend this course only once in a lifetime.
Also you can use this food handling certificate towards a further qualification such as BeSS, MeSTI, GMP, HACCP and even Halal certification.
Halal certification requires all staff to attend this training.
The Food Handling course only takes 3 hours to finish and you’ll receive your certificate copy within a few business days of completing the course, if not sooner!
Food Handling Course Overview
The Food Handling course is designed for people who prepare, handle or serve food as part of their job. According to Malaysian Food Act 1983 legal requirement that all food handlers must attend this Food Handling Course before even start food handling task.
So employer, beware of this as it is employer’s responsibility to make sure that the employee have attended the food handilng course or employer have to take the responsibility to sent them to this course.
Food Handling Course Content
The content of the course ensures that individuals are aware of their responsibilities as a food handler, and provides comprehensive information about personal hygiene and best practice for ensuring food safety. At the end of the course, participants are expected to be able to identify food safety hazards in the workplace and know what to do if a food safety incident occurs.
The Food Handling Certificate course is broken down into two (2) interactive module which covers:
- Food Act 1983
- Food Hygiene Regulation 2009
- Responsibilities of employers and staff
- Benefits of cleanliness exercise
- Food Safety & Hygiene
- Food quality and food contamination
- Contamination Agents
- Food Borne Diseases
- Food poisoning prevention
- Regulation of waste and control of pests
- Job ethics washing, sanitation, hygiene of individuals & premises
The assessment for the Food Handling course Certificate has two (2) parts:
Part 1 – Quiz
Throughout this course, you will be given simple quiz on food safety. Just to make sure you are paying attention to the trainer.
Part 2 – Pre Test
Pre test have completed all of the 30 sets of question on food safety. This is to assess participants knowledge before attending course.
Part 3 – Post Test
At the end of this course, you will be given post test which is another 30 sets of question need to be answered correctly. The passing mark for his test is 80%. Failing to pass in which you will be given a chance to re-seat this test. Should you fail this you need to re-register.
Who should attend this course?
A compulsory course for all Food Handlers in Malaysia as stated in the Food Hygiene Regulation 2009 issued by the Ministry of Health Malaysia which requires all food handlers to be trained in Food Handling and to be familiar with this Regulations.
This course is also recommended for those indirectly associated with the food industry to create awareness and gain knowledge on basic food hygiene and prevention from food borne hazards.
In general all this group category must attend this food handling course:
- Homebased food seller
- Manufacturer (F&B)
- Kindergarden staff
- School Canteen
- Hospital Kitchen
- Food Truck
- Night Market
- Morning Market
- Food Hawkers
Online Course Available
As of April 2020, due to COVIC-19 pandemic, MOH have announced Food Handling Course to be conducted Online. However, strict guidelines are introduced to avoid misused of online training.
The maximum participants for online training is 20 only and the course period stays the same 3 hours.
How To Register?
Al Barakah Training Solution is a certified company to conduct Food Handling Course since 2009.
We cater Food handling course via public online, In-House food handling course and public class room style too.
Food Handling course online and public class registration can be done via form below.
Fee is Only RM50/Pax.
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Upon completion of Food Handling Course training, participants will be given original certificate within 24 Hours.
We will courier this certificate to your doorstep. Our preferred courier is J&T, lowest price, fast delivery and very good document handling.