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Kiwi food workers get minimum safety training

NEW ZEALAND - One in five New Zealanders working in the food industry has had no training in food safety, according to a new survey.

The survey was commissioned by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA), as part of its Domestic Food Review.

It found that most of those working in food processing, retail and the food service sector get only the bare minimum in basic food safety training.

And out of the 400 food businesses surveyed, just over 20 per cent of workers had no formal food safety training at all.

The most common form of training took no more than a day, and was often designed specifically to meet the base legislative requirements.

Source: ap-foodtechnology