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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Implementing Food Handling Retail/Wholesale practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8271  Implementing Food Handling Retail/Wholesale practices 
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 4  NQF Level 04  20 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 1351/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 is an elective standard towards the qualification National Certificate in Retail/Wholesale Sales and Service. It will provide progression into the specialised field of Food Handling Retail/Wholesale practices and encourage world best practice in this area. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Written and spoken English to the equivalent of NQF 4Arithmetic skills to the equivalent of NQF 4 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This standard is applicable across the full range of perishables including fresh, chilled and frozen, using the entire range of equipment associated with cold-chain environments 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
The demonstrated ability to make decisions and con 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Implementing stock controls and monitoring storage and preparation areas in food handling retail/wholesale outlets?

    Implementing packaging specifications and monitoring packing operations ensuring correct packaging materials and techniques are applied?

    Implementing quality standards and negotiating with suppliers when resolving quality problems with perishable food products and packaging in food handling retail/wholesale outlets?

    Controlling temperatures of refrigerators and perishable food environments ensuring cold chain principles are adhered to in food handling retail/wholesale outlets?

    Developing and controlling cleaning rosters ensuring hygiene standards are maintained?

    Implementing and monitoring production schedules ensuring food preparation and recipes are adhered to in food handling retail/wholesale outlets?

    Completing log books and checking accuracy of scales and other equipment in accordance with food handling equipment maintenance standards 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • Implementing stock controls and monitoring storage and preparation areas in food handling retail/wholesale outlets?

    Implementing packaging specifications and monitoring packing operations ensuring correct packaging materials and techniques are applied?

    Implementing quality standards and negotiating with suppliers when resolving quality problems with perishable food products and packaging in food handling retail/wholesale outlets?

    Controlling temperatures of refrigerators and perishable food environments ensuring cold chain principles are adhered to in food handling retail/wholesale outlets?

    Developing and controlling cleaning rosters ensuring hygiene standards are maintained?

    Implementing and monitoring production schedules ensuring food preparation and recipes are adhered to in food handling retail/wholesale outlets?

    Completing log books and checking accuracy of scales and other equipment in accordance with food handling equipment maintenance standards 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Retail/Wholesale SETA will accredit providers against this standard. Moderation will be provided by the FETQA 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:?

    Principles of stock rotation for perishable foods and concept of "first-in, first out"? Principles of food storage and shelf life for different categories of perishable products?

    Quality control standards for perishable food products?

    Uses of refrigeration equipment and temperatures for perishable food environments?

    Principles of maintaining hygiene and cleaning standards?

    Methods for maintaining pest control in food handling outlets? Interpreting food preparation recipes?

    Implementation of HACCP and Occupational Health and Safety Act regulations 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems when monitoring storage areas and stock levels so that appropriate measures can be taken to minimise contamination of perishable foods and to reduce stock shrinkages/excesses 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where ongoing monitoring of hygiene standards for food preparation and maintenance of refrigeration equipment and temperatures is vital to ensuring fresh and uncontaminated supplies of perishable food products in food handling retail/wholesale outlets 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when monitoring food handling operations so that appropriate measures can be implemented to ensure that food preparation is carried out in accordance with appropriate recipes and hygiene standards 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively using visual and language skills when informing team members of new packaging and preparation techniques for perishable food products 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    The ability to produce all of the following types of evidence:This evidence should be evaluated by a registered assessor:
  • Describe organisational procedures for implementing and monitoring production schedules for food preparation ?

    Describe organisational standards for maintaining quality and cold-chain practices in food handling departments
  • Describe organisational procedures for returning poor quality perishable food products to suppliers?

    Describe techniques for implementing pest control measures in food handling departments?

    Demonstrate procedures for monitoring perishable stocks and storage and food preparation areas in food handling retail/wholesale outlets?

    Demonstrate techniques for monitoring food preparation and packaging operations in food handling department of retail/wholesale outlet?

    Perform techniques for checking weighing equipment and maintaining equipment log books ?

    Demonstrate techniques for monitoring and adjusting temperatures of refrigeration equipment?

    Produce evidence of completed cleaning rosters indicating hygiene standards maintained in accordance with requirements of food handling retail/wholesale outlet 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  13719   National Certificate: Retail and Wholesale, Sales and Service Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  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. Buffalo City Public FET College - St Marks Campus 
    2. CAPE COLLEGE 
    3. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    4. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    5. Port Elizabeth Public FET College - Russell Road College 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.