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Food Hygiene Officer Course
Singapore Food Agency (SFA)

Training Course for Food Handlers and Food Hygiene Officers

WSQ Food Safety Course Level 1 (Food handlers)

Under the SAFE framework, all food handlers in non-retail food establishments will be required to attend and pass the WSQ Food Safety Course Level 1. Food handlers in existing non-retail food establishment can start attending the WSQ Food Safety Course Level 1 now in order to meet the requirements in January 2023.

There will be no change to the current training requirements for food handlers in retail food establishments. Find out more about the Food Safety Level 1 course (WSQ Basic Food Hygiene Course).

WSQ Food Safety Course Level 2 (Food handlers)

WSQ Food Safety Course Level 2 is intended for upskilling of food handlers, who will receive additional training on conducting food safety checks at their specific work areas. The list of training providers for WSQ Food Safety Course Level 2 will be updated soon.

WSQ Food Safety Course Level 3 (Food Hygiene Officers)

All Category A food establishments will be required to appoint a trained FHO who has attended and passed the WSQ Food Safety Course Level 3. FHOs (e.g. in retail food establishments) who have passed the WSQ Conduct Food and Beverage Hygiene Audit Course or have been previously trained under the FHO course conducted by Singapore Environment Institute (SEI) will continue to be recognised by SFA. Information on FHOs and Food Safety Course Level 3 can be found on the SFA website.

WSQ Food Safety Course Level 4 (Advanced Food Hygiene Officers)

Category A establishments aspiring for the Gold award will be required to appoint a trained Advanced FHO who has attended and passed the WSQ Food Safety Course Level 4. Supervisory personnel who have passed the WSQ Apply Food Safety Management Systems for Food Service Establishments will continue to be recognised by SFA and can be appointed as Advanced FHO. The list of training providers for WSQ Food Safety Course Level 4 will be updated soon.  For the above WSQ courses, subsidies are available from SSG.

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