Welcome to the National Hygiene Partnership

Following an in-depth strategic review in 2009 it was decided to expand the scope of the National Hygiene Partnership to embrace the wider food industry. The NHP now represents the food safety training requirements of thirteen member organizations comprised of Government Agencies and Industry Representative Bodies that have a key interest in and responsibility for the promotion of food hygiene. The NHP Management Committee is drawn from representatives of each of these member organisations.

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Management Training Course

The Management of Food Hygiene Programme, The Essential Guide to HACCP Compliance, was designed to enable food businesses to conform to EU Food Safety legislation. The course is based on the National Standards Authority of Ireland specifications – I.S. 340:2007 “Hygiene in the Catering Sector” and I.S.341:2007 “Hygiene in Food Retailing and Wholesaling”. It also addresses the– Level 3 Food Safety Skills requirements for Managers and Supervisors as defined by Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The “Hygiene Matters” training publications have been developed by the National Hygiene Partnership for the purpose of improving Hygiene and Food Safety standards within the entire food sector. In recognition of the multi-national profile of the workforce, the booklets have been published in ten different languages to provide induction training in essential hygiene and food safety principles to junior staff members employed on a part-time, seasonal or occasional basis in the different food sectors.

e-Learning Programme

We provide a range of e-Learning courses covering food safety skills. These include Essential Food Safety & Hygiene Skills (Level 1) e-Learning Courses designed for 1) General Food Workers in Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Catering Establishments and Food Retail Outlets, 2) Bed and Breakfast Operators, 3) Food and General Care Workers in the Private and Public Health Sectors and 4) Food Workers in Fáilte Ireland Approved Pubs. Click on the links below for more information on the relevant course.

e-Learning Courses

The National Hygiene Partnership is the trading name for a Partnership of Government Agencies and Industry Representatives Bodies which was established for the purpose of developing , promoting and coordinating a range of food safety training initiatives for the Irish Food Sectors. The NHP is registered for VAT in Ireland, Registration number 9535893H and the business address is Abbey Court, Block B. Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.