Mérieux NutriSciences offers an extensive range of training courses aimed at all levels of employees in the food, beverage, hospitality, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries. Mérieux NutriSciences is a FoodBev SETA accredited training provider (587/00077/0610). The company has earned its reputation as a leading training service provider by ensuring that course presenters are all technically qualified specialists with vast practical industry experience - and by offering courses and seminars on topics which are in keeping with international trends.

In addition to being interactive and practical, training courses presented by Mérieux NutriSciences include group discussion, case studies and role-play where applicable. Depending on the level of the training course (various training courses are available from floor-worker to management level), it may also include post-course assignments, written examinations or on-site assessments. Training courses can be customised according to individual needs, for example a photo study of the client’s processes and staff at work can be incorporated into the training. Alternatively, a client’s own quality documents, specifications or work instructions could be used as a case study in the course.


Our training is accredited by the FoodBev SETA.
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Training Courses

Monthly scheduled training courses are presented at Mérieux NutriSciences’s training facilities in Midrand and Cape Town, with additional public courses presented in selected venues across South Africa and Namibia (All these courses are advertised on our website as well as per electronic newsflash e-mailed to our client database).

Where clients have several staff members to be trained, it becomes feasible to train them at their workplace. This type of training is effective, targeted and can be used to promote teamwork and motivation. This option also allows clients to choose the most suitable time and date for staff training. Should clients not have a suitable in-house venue, Mérieux NutriSciences’s training facilities could be used.

Mérieux NutriSciences has extensive experience in developing and customising training courses. Should you be interested in receiving training on a topic which we are not currently advertising, please feel free to contact us.

Course Information

Click on the links below for an overview of the course you have selected. To receive detailed information regarding the course duration or costs, please request a quotation from our Customer Service Department.

Course Title NQF Level Credits Duration
Allergen Management     1 day
An Introduction to Hygiene for the Food Manufacturing Industry     2.5 hours
An Introduction to Hygiene for the Food Packaging Industry     2.5 hours
An Introduction to Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry     2.5 hours
BRC Awareness for the Food Packaging Industry     4 hours
BRC Global Standard for Packaging & Packaging Materials - Meeting the Requirements     2 days
BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 6     1 day
BRC Meeting the Requirements     2 days
BRC Refresher Level 5 Food Safety     Half day
Cleaning and Disinfection Theory and Practice     1 day
Foreign Bodies Reducing the Risks     1 day
FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification 22000 5 22 4 days
GlobalG.A.P. An Introduction to the Requirements     3 hours
GlobalG.A.P. Practical Application     1 day
Introduction to Food Technology for the Non-food Technologist     1 day
Introduction to GMP for the Cosmetic and Toiletry Industry 2 7 1 day
Introduction to HACCP with the focus on good catering practices     1 day
HACCP Awareness - An Introduction to HACCP     3 hours
HACCP for Food Industry Service Providers 3 19 1 day
HACCP for Agriculture     1 day
HACCP for the Fruit Industry - An Introduction to Basic Requirements 3 19 1 day
HACCP for Managers     3 hours
HACCP for Supervisors 3 19 1 day
HACCP Refresher     4 hours
HACCP A Practical Approach 4 27 2 days
Hand Hygiene and Handwashing Techniques     2 hours
Hygiene for Managers     3 hours
Hygiene for Supervisors     4 hours
Internal Auditing Criteria and Procedures 4 31 2 days
ISO 14001:2004 An Introduction to its Requirements     3 hours
ISO 22000 An Introduction to its Requirements     3 hours
ISO 22000 Awareness for the Supervisor     1 day
ISO 22000 Food-Safety Management System 5 32 4 days
ISO 22000 An Introduction to ISO 22000 for Managers     3 hours
ISO 9001:2008 An Introduction to the Requirements     3 hours
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 Meeting the Requirements 3 13 2 days
Microbiology for Non Microbiologists     1 day
PAS 223:2009 Meeting the Requirements 3 13 2 days
PAS 223:2011 Overview of the Requirements for Supervisors     1 day
PAS 96:2010 Defending Food & Drink     1 day
Pre-Requisite Programmes - An Introduction for Factory Workers     1 day
Pre-Requisite Programmes for Food Safety Management Systems 3 13 1 day
SQA Supplier Quality Assurance and Supplier Audit 5 16 2 days
Traceability Understanding the Requirements     1 day
Understanding Labelling Requirements     1 day
Validation and Verification for Food Safety Management Systems     2 days

HPCSA Approval

Swift Silliker (Pty) Ltd. t/a Mérieux NutriSciences is an approved CPD accredited training provider for the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) with accreditation number EHP024.


Mérieux NutriSciences has an innovative solution to your training requirements - E-learning. This is a learning method based on the provision of educational content via electronic media.

Legislation requires that staff in the food industry be provided with appropriate training to equip them with the knowledge to comply with food safety guidelines and practices. The Mérieux NutriSciences E-learning platform provides access to training material and assessment processes at times that suit the client. This allows the client to factor in production schedules and shifts and still achieve training targets. Staff members are registered on the system, issued with a unique identity code which allows the client to monitor a specific members training progress at any time.

The staff member is assessed on retained knowledge during the training programme, they then complete a formal assessment at the end of the training and a diploma is issued to the client on behalf on the staff member. Access to the portal is granted for a 12 month period which allows for unlimited access during this period.

Training Schedule

Follow the links below to view our yearly planner for courses presented at our training facilities in Cape Town and Midrand. If you would like to receive our monthly electronic newsletter indicating courses scheduled for upcoming months, as well as breaking news about new training courses or seminars, follow the appropriate link below:

July, August, September 2016 Training Schedules

Click on the links below to download PDFs

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Request a Booking Form

To make a booking for one of our courses at our training venues in Cape Town or Midrand, please follow the link below and complete all the compulsory fields. Please note that bookings will not be accepted if the enrolment form is incomplete or a copy of the delegate’s ID document does not accompany the booking. No enrolment will be processed if the client does not have an active Cash or Credit account with Mérieux NutriSciences (click here to Open an Account). Delegates are not officially enrolled in a course until they receive written confirmation from Mérieux NutriSciences that they have been successfully enrolled for a specific course.

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Please contact us if you would like us to present any of our training courses at your premises, or to arrange a non-obligatory visit by one of our consultants.

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