Food Safety Practitioner | RFoodSPrac

Food Safety Practitioner (RFoodSPrac) is the first level of the Register of Food Safety Professionals.

Practitioners are likely to be responsible for technical functions within laboratories or quality departments. They will operate Critical Control Points and contribute to internal audit operations. They will identify and use scientific methods at work to address broadly-defined complex problems. They will work without close supervision at work and may exercise some degree of autonomy in their role whilst still adhering to company policy and protocol.

Eligibility

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

  • 7 years’ experience in a relevant food safety role
  • 4 years’ post-qualification experience in a relevant food safety role and QCF Level 3 qualifications (for example A' levels in science subjects)
  • 4 years’ experience in a relevant food safety role RSciTech or Foundation degree or HND in other science subjects 
  • 3 years’ experience in relevant food safety-related role. Up to 1 year, relevant work experience gained as part of your qualification can count towards this. Degree in other science subjects or Foundation degree or HND in food science or technology and closely related subjects
  • 2 years’ experience in relevant food safety-related role. Up to 1-year work experience gained as part of your qualification can count towards this & Degree in food science/technology 
  • 1 year’s experience in a relevant food safety-related role and Master’s degree or PhD in food science or technology 

*All applicants are expected to have a Level 2 (Introductory) or 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 RFoodSPrac you must have at least Associate membership of IFST.  

19/03/2020
RFoodSPrac - Guidance Document.pdf
29/11/2021
Competence Report Form_Practitioner_Nov 2021.docx