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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply food safety practices in a wholesale and retail outlet 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114908  Apply food safety practices in a wholesale and retail outlet 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for new entrants to the Wholesale and Retail field where prepared, hot, frozen and refrigerated foods are sold.
Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to maintain a safe and healthy food environment in the workplace, implement applicable legislation and prevent food from contamination while implementing temperature controls where required. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Numeracy and Literacy at the equivalent of ABET 4
  • A basic knowledge of the products sold at the applicable department 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain clean and hygienic premises. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of identifying the presence of pets are explained and the organisations requirements in terms of reporting thereof, described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work area is maintained in a safe and hygienic condition using required chemicals and equipment according to manufacturer and organisations procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cleaning chemicals and equipment is stored according to health, safety and organizational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement safe food handling practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable aspects of health and safety legislation and their purpose are explained in terms of the requirements of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Protective clothing is identified and the importance thereof explained according to health, safety and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal hygiene contributing to good health and safety practices is implemented according to legislation and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The selling of unsafe food is explained in terms of its effect on customer service and the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prevent contamination and spoilage of food products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various forms of micro-organisms that affect food are described and the effect they have on food products is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sources of micro-organisms are identified and how they spread is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Critical control points for food contamination are explained in terms of the operation of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measures to prevent contamination of food are implemented according to health, safety and organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Programmes leading to the award of credits from this unit standard will be accredited through the Wholesale and Retail SETA, in its ETQA role. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the Wholesale and Retail SETA ETQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the Wholesale and Retail SETA ETQA. According to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Applicable aspects of health, safety and environmental legislation.
  • Personal hygiene standards as required by law and the organisation.
  • Protective clothing requirements.
  • Food safety practices.
  • Storing of cleaning chemicals and equipment
  • Cleaning and maintenance of equipment, fixtures and fittings.
  • Various forms of micro-organisms that affect food.
  • Sources of micro-organisms and how they spread.
  • Critical control points for food contamination.
  • Measures to prevent contamination of food.
  • How to determine the presence of pests.
  • The effects of unsafe food on customer service and the organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team

    Evident on the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcomes:
  • Maintain clean and hygienic premises

    Assessment criteria:
  • Methods of identifying the presence of pets are explained and the organisations requirements in terms of reporting thereof, described.

    Specific outcomes:
  • Implement safe food handling practices

    Assessment criteria:
  • Personal hygiene contributing to good health and safety practices is implemented according to legislation and organisational requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities

    Evident on the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcomes:
  • Maintain clean and hygienic premises
    Assessment criteria:
  • The work area is maintained in a safe and hygienic condition using required chemicals and equipment according to manufacturer and organisations procedures.

    Specific outcomes:
  • Implement safe food handling practices
    Assessment criteria:
  • Personal hygiene contributing to good health and safety practices is implemented according to legislation and organisational requirements.

    Specific outcomes:
  • Prevent contamination and spoilage of food products.
    Assessment criteria:
  • Measures to prevent contamination of food are implemented according to health, safety and organisational requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information

    Evident on the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcomes:
  • Maintain clean and hygienic premises

    Assessment criteria:
  • Methods of identifying the presence of pets are explained and the organisations requirements in terms of reporting thereof, described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident on the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcomes:
  • Maintain clean and hygienic premises

    Assessment criteria
  • Methods of identifying the presence of pets are explained and the organisations requirements in terms of reporting thereof, described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems

    Evident on the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcomes:
  • Maintain clean and hygienic premises

    Assessment criteria:
    All

    Specific outcomes:
  • Implement safe food handling practices

    Assessment criteria:
  • Applicable aspects of health and safety legislation and their purpose are explained in terms of the requirements of the organisation.
  • Protective clothing is identified and the importance thereof explained according to health, safety and organisational requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Maintain the environment

    Evident on the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcomes:
  • Maintain clean and hygienic premises
    Assessment criteria:
  • The work area is maintained in a safe and hygienic condition using required chemicals and equipment according to manufacturer and organisations procedures.
  • Cleaning chemicals and equipment is stored according to health, safety and organizational requirements.

    Specific outcomes:
  • Prevent contamination and spoilage of food products.
    Assessment criteria:
  • Measures to prevent contamination of food are implemented according to health, safety and organisational requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Food in this unit standard refers to fresh, raw, prepared, hot, frozen and refrigerated foods. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  48763   National Certificate: Retail Shop Floor Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-05-02  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  62709   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  49280   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Distribution  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  58206   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Aluwa Training 
    2. BIZA IAFRICA 
    3. BPC HR Consultants 
    4. Bright Training Services Pty Ltd 
    5. Collrea Communications 
    6. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    7. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    8. HPS ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    9. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    10. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    11. KLM EMPOWERED HUMAN SOLUTIONS SPECIALISTS PTYLTD 
    12. Lizanne's Training and Development Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    13. Shoprite Checkers 
    14. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
    15. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 
    16. SPRINGS COLLEGE FOR FURTH EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
    17. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



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