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Good Hygiene Practices along the coffee chain
Module 5.1
Training – Understanding
the wider picture
Training: An integral part of hygiene
programmes (Information)
Attention to food hygiene throughout the chain is of
fundamental importance. This requires that:
 Everyone involved in the coffee sector be aware of his role and
responsibility in assuring quality and safety coffee:
 Management of coffee enterprises establish and commit to policies
that are consistent with their responsibilities for quality and safety
 Coffee handlers, processors and traders have the knowledge and
skills to assure adherence to good hygiene practices
 Policy makers must provide an environment that supports adherence
to hygiene requirements
 Continual programmes of education, training and awarenessraising are essential to assure food safety and hygiene goals are
consistently met
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the wider picture
Responsibilities for food hygiene training
 Understanding the responsibility of coffee businesses:
 In most countries legal responsibility for ensuring that food products
meet all safety and hygiene requirements lies with the food business
 Managers of coffee businesses must ensure that employees receive
hygiene training or instruction appropriate to their function
 Coffee businesses should keep records of hygiene training provided to
 Understanding the role of government:
 Generally government establishes food hygiene requirements and then
ensures that food operators meet the requirements through regulatory
and non-regulatory means
 Non-regulatory mechanisms include training, education and
communication strategies for key stakeholders
 Government invests significantly in training for the coffee sector
because small-scale operators predominate
 The sector is of great social and economic importance in many
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the wider picture
Analysing the situation (Action)
Work-related training is part of a wider picture,
composed of:
The work process
Employment conditions
The institutional framework
National policy
The economic/commercial picture
The players/stakeholders and their relationships
The goals and aspirations of the players
Question: What is the big picture?
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the wider picture
Outlining the overall programme (Action)
Many elements may need to come together
to achieve the goals, e.g.:
Establishing standards and regulations.
Clinical trials / experiments
Feasibility studies
Upgrading systems, equipment, facilities
Improving management systems, inspection and monitoring
Improving working conditions
Negotiating commercial incentives
Providing micro-credit
Training and communication strategies
Without this synergy, some training may be futile
Question: Are the other elements in place?
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the wider picture
Selecting education and communication
strategies/components (Action)
Training is only one of many possible
education/communications strategies, e.g.:
 Information dissemination/advertising (flyers, leaflets, posters,
 Use of the public media (e.g. local radio, newspapers, websites)
 Regular communication between groups and individuals;
grapevines and networks
 Meetings and discussions, including open meetings and focus
 Visits, guided tours, hands-on experience
 Organized work-related training (courses, seminars etc.)
Question: Is it training that we need,
or other education strategies, or both ?
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Module 5.1 – Training – Understanding
the wider picture