Ballyclare students gain food safety award

The pupils who gained the food safe award. INNT 09-804CON
The pupils who gained the food safe award. INNT 09-804CON

A group of students from Ballyclare High School recently completed a food safety programme.

The five pupils from the Rashee Road school passed a certified food safety exam after completing the safefood for life programme.

The students who gained the award are; Andrew McLain, Joel Mulholland, Julie Knipe, Alexander Boyd and Jane Randall.

The programme is a free, interactive food safety teaching programme, which is currently being used by over 15,000 Key Stage 3 and 4 home economics students in more than 700 schools across Ireland.

In Northern Ireland the programme allows students to sit an online food hygiene exam certified by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Successful students receive a Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.

This industry recognised qualification enables students to work in food handling businesses, for example restaurants, sandwich bars and delis.