safefood for life

The safefood for life programme is a certified food safety programme that is being delivered in post primary schools across the island of Ireland.

safefood for life aims to help students develop important food safety skills and allows them to sit an online food hygiene examination at the end of the course. On completion of the online examination successful students will meet the minimum training requirements to work in the food industry.

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Key Stage 3 & 4 Home Economics.

Topics covered

Personal hygiene, Food contamination, Food delivery and storage, Food preparation and cooking, Cleaning, Design and layout of food premises and HACCP.

The online examination Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is certified by The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).


The resource consists of a set of Teacher's Slides, Student Activities, Teacher's Notes and Student's Notes to help teachers to prepare and teach the programme.

How to access the resource

The resource is available here on the safefood website ‚Äč(Note: Please use Internet Explore), as a download and via Equella within the My-School portal.

For details on registering your school for the online exam please contact the safefood helpline at  0800 0851683 (NI).


This resource was built in Flash - which is now not supported in many browsers. So we have now made the resource available to download.


  1. Click on the link above
  2. Download the .zip file
  3. Extract the .zip file
  4. Open the folder
  5. Double-click (run) start.exe