FoodWise Food Safety Certification Program

Protecting yourself, your employees, and customers is your most important responsibility. This new version of FoodWise Food Safety Certification Program helps food retail employees to keep customers safe. FoodWise Online includes new videos, workbooks, new learning activities/games and module quizzes to facilitate your employees learning for food safety.

FoodWise 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.

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

Course Information:

Course Content:  Course content is based on module reading.  The workbook in available in the online course which can be downloaded and used a Food Safety reference in your store.  Accommodations for special needs can be made when requested. 

Language Available:  English and French

Course Length:  8 hours,  Participants have 30 days to complete the module.

Special Requirements:  If you have an identified learning disability or language barrier, RCC can make special accommodations when necessary. 

Technical Requirements:  The course is available in a online learning platform.  The website is best viewed in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Safari web browsers.  The course can also be viewed on a phone or tablet by either webpage. Please note,  if you are completing the activities and modules quizzes on a phone, please ensure you selecting the correct answer before you press submit.

Certification Exam:  The multiple-choice examination component of the FoodWise Program is the only assessment that the participant will partake in to become certified. The examination will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions. The exam will be proctored virtually.  Accommodations for special needs can be made when requested. 

This FoodWise certification is valid for five years.

*Must be an active member of Retail Council of Canada to receive the discounted price of $18.00.  Please contact RCC to receive the discount code.

Course Refunds:  Retail Council of Canada will only provide a refund if the course has not been started.