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  The Safety Assurance for Food Establishments licensing framework (SAFE) is an integrated framework to provide better food safety assurance to consumers. Under the framework, food establishments will be eligible for longer licence durations and higher award tiers if :  They have demonstrated good track record of food safety assurance (i.e. no major food safety lapse over a period of time); and  They have in place capabilities and systems to ensure better food safety standards (e.g. appointment of Advanced Food Hygiene Officer, implementation of Food Safety Management System)   All Category A food establishments will be required to appoint a trained FHO who has attended and passed the WSQ Food Safety Course Level 3. These are food establishments that are involved in significant food handling practices with higher food safety risks (e.g. preparation, processing and storage of food under temperature-controlled conditions) are required to appoint a trained Food Hygiene Officer (FHO). E

SAFETY ASSURANCE FOR FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS (SAFE) FRAMEWORK - Food Safety Course Level 1, 2 and 3

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  SAFETY ASSURANCE FOR FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS (SAFE) FRAMEWORK  What is Safety Assurance for Food Establishment (SAFE) Framework? The Safety Assurance for Food Establishments (SAFE) framework is an integrated licensing framework to provide better food safety assurance to consumers. Under the framework, food establishments across retail and non-retail food establishments that have demonstrated good track record of food safety assurance (i.e. no major food safety lapses over a stated period of time) and have in place capabilities and systems to ensure better food safety and hygiene standards (e.g. appointment of Advanced Food Hygiene Officer, implementation of Food Safety Management System) will be eligible for longer licence durations and higher award tiers if : They have demonstrated a good track record of food safety assurance (i.e. no major food safety lapse over a period of time); and  They have in place capabilities and systems to ensure better food safety standards (e.g. appointment

FOOD SAFETY COURSE LEVEL 2

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  Overview The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be implementing a new licensing framework for food establishments, called the Safety Assurance for Food Establishments (SAFE) from 1 January 2023.  Under the SAFE framework, food establishments that have demonstrated a good track record of food safety assurance and have in place capabilities and systems to ensure better food safety standards will be eligible for longer license durations and higher award tiers. To support and complement the SAFE framework, there will be new training requirements for Food Handlers and Food Hygiene Officers. A training framework comprising four levels known as the Food Safety Courses (FSC) has been implemented. The breadth and depth of the curriculum increase as trainees progress through the levels.  At Eduquest Food Safety Academy, we currently offer:  WSQ Food Safety Course Level 1 covers basic food safety principles for food handlers. As these food handlers level up and take greater responsibilities in t
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ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT PACKAGE (ETSP) and ENHANCED ABSENTEE PAYROLL  As part of the Stabilisation and Support Package and supplementary Resilience Budget announced by DPM Heng Swee Keat, enterprises(SMEs and non-SMEs) in the tourism, air transport, retail, food, and beverage (F&B), point-to-point transport/private bus companies, and arts and culture sectors will be eligible for the Enhanced Training Support Package (ETSP), comprising enhanced AP funding rate at 90% of hourly basic salary, capped at $10 per hour and enhanced Course Fee support at up to 90% of course fees. This is to support these enterprises who send their workers for selected sector-specific training programmes by SSG-appointed training partners. AP funding is not applicable to tourist guides, who are self-employed persons. From 1 May 2020, the enhanced absentee payroll rates will be further extended to cover all sectors. This will apply to all courses that are eligible for absentee payroll funding today, e.g. s

A Parameter to Stock and Maintain Food in Refrigerators

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A refrigerator is not just a container where you keep things cool. Refrigeration slows down the bacteria growth and increases the lifespan of food, keeping food fresh and safe. Storing foods in the proper area of the fridge reduces the risk of cross-contamination. Maintaining proper temperatures of the chiller and freezer compartment is important. Bacteria grow rapidly within the danger zone temperatures of between 5 °C to 60°C. As such, ensure that chillers are kept at temperatures between 0 °C to 4 °C. Freezers should be kept at -12°C or -18°C if you intend to store frozen meats for a longer period.   Most of us stuff the refrigerators to the fullest, especially during festive periods. Stuffing or over-stocking blocks the air, preventing the cold air to circulate. As such, the refrigerator has to work harder to maintain the temperature. Refrigerators should also be cleaned regularly so that frozen and chilled food remains safe. Check the rubber lining to ensure th