A learner achieving this unit standard will be able to apply sound food safety principles by identifying risk factors in food contamination and applying preventative measures to ensure product safety.Learners will gain an understanding of sustainable agricultural practices as applied in the animal-, plant and mixed farming sub fields. This unit standard focuses on the application of food safety principles in primary agriculture.They will be able to participate in, undertake and plan farming practices with knowledge of their environment. This unit standard will instill a culture of maintenance and care for both the environment as well as towards farming infrastructure and operations.

  • Unit 1: Apply good personal hygiene practices.
  • Effective personal hygiene practices are demonstrated.
  • Current health status is judged and a decision whether to report is made.


  • Unit 2:Demonstrate an understanding of risk factors in food contamination.
  • Risk factors pertaining to food contamination are identified.
  • The importance of food safety practices with regards to export and marketing is explained.


  • Unit 3:Apply preventative measures against food contamination.
  • Preventative measures are identified and explained.
  • The implications of non-application of preventative measures are explained.
    Unit 4:Understand and adhere to warning signs regarding product safety (where applicable).
  • Warning signs are interpreted correctly and respected.

Duration: 1 Day

Delivery: Classroom/Online


National Certificate in Basic Food Safety

Accreditation: TETA

SAQA ID: 116166

NQF Level: 1

Credits: 1