Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors in Catering Course


Food-related illness affect tens of millions of people and kill thousands each year. A foodborne illness is caused by eating or drinking a contaminated food or beverage. The training course on foodborne illnesses and food hygiene at IRES- Kenya is dedicated to inform, educate and improve preparedness, response, and prevention of foodborne diseases within both the governing and industry workforce. Well informed food handlers provide safer foods, understand their responsibilities clearly and may improve the outcomes of the business, by reducing food waste and liability.

Who Should Attend?

Food handlers in various institutions such as; hotels and restaurants, schools, factories and food processing industries and food inspectors


5 Days


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Dubai Schedules:
Arusha Schedules:
Johannesburg Schedules:
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
FSH03 18 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
FSH03 22 Jan 2024 - 26 Jan 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
FSH03 19 Feb 2024 - 23 Feb 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
FSH03 18 Mar 2024 - 22 Mar 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
FSH03 15 Apr 2024 - 19 Apr 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
FSH03 20 May 2024 - 24 May 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
FSH03 17 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
FSH03 29 Apr 2024 - 3 May 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
Nakuru Schedules:
Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
Code Date Duration Period Fees

Course Objectives

By the end of this training participants should be able to:

1. Describe what is meant by “foodborne illness and list various examples

2. Describe the desirable knowledge and skills available in a foodborne outbreak investigation team

3. Describe what HACCP and come up with HACCP plan

4. Understand the importance of personal hygiene during food handling

5. Discuss healthy ways to buy, prepare, cook, and preserve food

Course Outline

MODULE 1: Introduction to Foodborne Illness

  • Definition of foodborne illness
  • Food contamination - prevention and control
  • Food poisoning - prevention and control
  • Bacteria-related diseases - prevention and control.
  • Virus-related disease- prevention and control.
  • Prion- related disease - prevention and control.
  • Chemical- related diseases- prevention and control.

MODULE 2: Investigation and Reporting of foodborne illness

  • Preliminary assessment of the situation
  • Communication among team- use of E-mails and social media
  • Food and environmental Investigation
  • Control measures

MODULE 3: Introduction to HACCP

  • Definition of HACCP
  • The hazards covered in HACCP
  • How to develop a plan
  • Understanding prerequisite programs and building a HACCP team
  • Conducting Hazard analysis
  • Conducting Hazard analysis
  • Establishing critical limits and critical control points

MODULE 4: Food Safety and Hygiene

  • Basic food safety: Importance and examples of food safety hazard
  • Temperature control
  • Safe food handling
  • Cross-contamination and allergens
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Personal hygiene

MODULE 5: Pest Control

  • Food pest prevention and control
  • Waste disposal

Course Administration Details:


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Institute (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817.

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank One week before the course starts.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

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