Food Safety Manager | RFoodSM

Registered Food Safety Manager (RFoodSM) is the second level of the Register of Food Safety Professionals.

Food Safety Managers are typically responsible for the implementation and operation of company policy, systems and guidance. They will provide technical advice about internal food safety policy and the development and improvement of said policy. They may conduct 3rd party audits or investigations. They will exercise a large degree of autonomy in their work and will likely manage small teams to achieve outcomes.

Eligibility

Our assessment process is based on demonstrating competencies but, to give you an indication, below are just a few of the example routes that could lead to someone being eligible for Manager status:

  • 10 years’ experience in the food sector with at least 2 years in a food safety-related management position
  • 6 years’ experience in the food sector with at least 2 years in a food safety-related management position and a BSc in Food Science and Technology or closely related subject
  • 4 years’ experience in the food sector with at least 1 year in a food safety-related management position and a Masters in Food Science and Technology or closely related subject
  • 2 years’ experience at a senior level related to food safety and a PhD in Food Science and Technology or closely related subject

All Food Safety Managers are expected to have at least a Level 3 (Intermediate) HAACP Qualification or equivalent

Cost:

There is a £37 registration fee. The annual retention rate is £37.

How to apply:

Before you begin an application for RFoodSM you must have at least Associate membership of IFST.  

 

19/03/2020
RFoodSM - Guidance Document.pdf
29/11/2021
Competence Report Form_Manager_Nov 2021.docx