This course introduces the basics of Food Safety from the perspective of fresh produce vendors. It focuses on the "3S" of food safety: namely the "Surroundings, Shop and Self" with a view towards enabling vendors to ensure that the fresh produce they are selling is safe for human consumption. It consists of practical, easy-to-follow advice and exercises aimed at spotting problems and issues in a fresh produce stall and its surroundings. The final module also includes tips on extraordinary measures to take to prevent COVID-19 contamination.

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of food safety and hygiene for a fresh produce vendor
  • Assess the impact of the surroundings, shop and self on food safety
  • Implement measures to prevent contamination by COVID-19


Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.


Module 1: The Relevance of Food Hygiene for Vendors Selling fresh Produce
Module 2: The Impact of Surroundings on Food Safety
Module 3: The Impact of the Shop on Food Safety
Module 4: The 'Self' and Food Hygiene
Module 5: Hygiene Focus Areas for COVID-19

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