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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Dispose of Perishable Foods from a Wholesale or Retail Outlet 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258218  Dispose of Perishable Foods from a Wholesale or Retail Outlet 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for people who are responsible for identifying food stuffs on display and in storage that are "going off" and that need to be disposed of according to legislation and cannot just be put into a dirt bin.

It is important for these persons to identify, store and dispose of these foods correctly or other foods could become contaminated in the store and customers or people removing items from bins could become seriously ill.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Identifying perishable foods for disposal.
  • Storing perishable foods for disposal.
  • Disposing of perishable food products. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Remove perishable foods for disposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tell-tale signs and characteristics of perishable foods are explained in terms of organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Perishable food for disposal is identified and removed from display in a manner which minimizes the chances of shrinkage and cross contamination following organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The recording of perishable food products for disposal is explained as it applies to the organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Perishable food products, requiring disposal, are recorded and prepared for storage according to organization policies and procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Store perishable foods for disposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The storage of perishable food for disposal is explained as it applies to the characteristics of the products and the organization policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of incorrect storage of perishable food products for disposal is explained in terms of health and safety and cross-contamination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Perishable food for disposal is stored according to legal and organisational policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Dispose of perishable food products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The methods of disposing of perishables food products are explained in terms of the organizations policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legal requirements for the disposal of perishable food products are explained as it applies to the various food products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of not following correct food disposal procedures is explained in terms of its impact on the public and the organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Perishable foods are disposed of in accordance with legal and organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Ways of identifying perishable foods for disposal in own area of responsibility.
  • Organisation's policies and procedures for recording of foods for disposal.
  • Cross contamination.
  • Storage of foods for disposal.
  • Legislation covering the disposal of perishable foods.
  • Role players involved in the disposal of perishable foods.
  • The impact incorrect storage and disposal of perishable foods can have on:
    > Other foods.
    > The image of the organisation.
    > Health & safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with identifying perishable foods for disposal by employing responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group or role-players in storing and disposing of perishable foods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in discharging ones duties and responsibilities within the Wholesale and Retail business. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all role-players to achieve safety and implement legal requirements in the disposal of perishable foods in a Wholesale and Retail business. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that incorrect control and disposal of perishable foods can lead to serious illness and even death. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    2. Spar Group Ltd 
    3. The Ed Agency Pty Ltd 



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