ABOUT FOOD TRAINING SCOTLAND
Christine Fraser and Rosemary Davidson have each had many years of professional experience within further education and the food and drink industry. The establishment of Food Training Scotland in early 2011 combined their individual skills and experience to provide a high quality, flexible, innovative and effective food safety training service. The business is based near St Andrews in Fife, but works with clients across the whole of Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Christine qualified in Food Science and Technology at the Scottish Agricultural College, and then completed a Teaching Qualification at Jordanhill. She also holds a REHIS Diploma in Meat Inspection.
Initially, she worked as a food technologist with Christian Salvesen and subsequently developed customised training courses for meat production, food manufacturing and major retail companies.
She was employed at Dundee college for many years as a lecturer and training and development officer, promoting and delivering REHIS courses to candidates from food manufacturing, catering, retail, care sector, NHS and school meals.
She was seconded to the Food Standard Agency in Aberdeen to support the development of a CookSafe training programme suitable for food businesses, and also worked on an edition of the CookSafe manual for ethnic minorities.
She supported REHIS in developing innovative courses, including the Elementary Food and Health and Control of infection courses.
Christine specialises in flexible and e-learning development and delivery, including the award-winning Hands on Hygiene flexible training courses that she developed in the 1990s for Dundee College. Christine also developed the pilot course of the REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate by e-Learning and the Diploma in Advanced Food Hygiene by Flexi-Learning. She supported and helped establish Dundee College as a REHIS International Training Centre.
Christine became a member of REHIS in 1986 by examination, and was honoured with a Fellowship of REHIS in November 2009 in recognition of her outstanding and distinctive service to the Institute. She has since served on the Council for REHIS and is also currently a member of the REHIS Membership, Education and Training Committee and the SQA Working Group.
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Rosemary qualified as a Food Technologist in 1979, and thereafter worked for a number of years in frozen food and confectionary and preserves food manufacturing.
She then started a long and varied career in lecturing and training in further and higher education, and now has over 25 years experience of delivering and developing courses in Food Safety, HACCP, CookSafe, and Nutrition and Health.
Rosemary has delivered courses at all levels from Foundation to Advanced to students and clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, including food manufacturing, catering, social care, NHS, voluntary sector and schools, and has had her own training company for a number of years.
She has a special interest in nutrition and was part of the working group involved with developing the REHIS Elementary Food and Health course.
She is employed part-time within the NHS in Public Health with a nutrition remit, and has developed her training skills by completing courses in 'Developing Effective Practice' and 'Creating Imaginative Learning'.
Recently she has been invloved with the National Test and Protect programme as a senior contact tracer.
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