FoodWise - Food Safety Program


The FoodWise Food Safety Certification Program provides grocery retail staff with a better understanding of the factors that influence food safety. The purpose of the program is to provide staff with the science behind the procedures that keep food safe.

The FoodWise food safety certification program was developed for and continues to be used by the retail food industry for the certification of owner-operators, store managers, department managers and other key retail employees. The program provides employee training programs that include temperature control, food handling practices, cleaning and sanitizing procedures, etc.

Modules include:

  • Food Safety in the Retail Industry
  • Regulatory Authority and Government Agencies
  • Foodborne Illness & Injury
  • Properties of Food (PHFs vs non-PHFs)
  • Time-Temperature
  • Allergen Awareness
  • Premises, Equipment, Water and Waste Management
  • Housekeeping vs Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Pests and Pest Control
  • Personnel - Health and Hygiene
  • Recall
  • HACCP vs HACCP-based
  • Good Food Handling Practices - Total Store







RCC Members – $15.00 per participant / Non-RCC Members – $35.00 per participant

To date the program has received recognition/acceptance in:
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec (Manager & Food Handler), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland-Labrador.

For more information on FoodWise or how to implement into your stores, please contact RCC’s Education Department at 1-888-373-8245 ext 320 or email at [email protected].

FoodWise Certificate Reprints:  

Retail Council of Canada issues the certificates/letters for the session to the retailer hosting the FoodWise Session only. The Retailer is responsible for distributing the certificates/letters to participants who attended the sessions.

If you have lost or misplaced your certificate, please contact the employer who provided you with the training, for a copy of the certificate.  RCC will not reissue / reprint any certificates unless the request has come from the retailer who hosted the FoodWise session the participant attended.