Approval by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) means NoWFOOD can do training that leads to certified awards in Food Safety in Catering and HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points), also at Level 2.
Funded by the University of Chester and the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), NoWFOOD aims to boost the region’s economic growth by providing support options for small to medium-sized, independent food and drink producers.
It was officially opened in September last year.
Maud Duthie, NoWFOOD project manager, said: “We want to ensure that as many small independent food and drink producers as possible are aware of our status as a nationally accredited training centre for food safety.”
NoWFOOD offers specialist technical support, test kitchens, incubation space for start-ups, sensory testing units, and ongoing business advice.
The Foundation Certificate in HACCP Level 2 is for those involved in the implementation and maintenance of HACCP and individuals who are, or intend to become, members of HACCP teams.
Adam Crane, innovation co-ordinator and RSPH Trainer (Level 2 HACCP), said: “These course are open to anyone, individuals and companies alike, and as they are recognised by environmental health, they can help food business operators comply with food safety legislation."