The Maritime Coast Guard Agency have issued the following information on the ships cooks course. Please see the link below. They clearly state their position on online courses for food safety.
This change could not have come quick enough in my opinion as sadly the rumors of people getting others to do the online exam are getting more and more common. It really is a step in the right direction and crew should welcome the fact that proper training will make them better at their job and working with food safety management at the core. The information provided below give details on recognised certificates for food safety on board (for Ships’ Cooks and others processing food in the galley) for which Yachtwork are an approved training centre. traveling internationally to help crew meet the new guidelines under the Maritime Labour Convention.