This document provides guidelines for food safety specialists and consultants on coaching client food safety teams. The main objective of the document is to ensure a consistent approach across all food safety projects. The guidelines are not intended to replace engagement with experienced specialists or consultants during the project. Assess, train, coach, and reassess is the approach of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in providing food safety advisory services. To ensure that all specialists and consultants have the same understanding, each activity is clearly defined.
In general, there are three phases in coaching a client food safety team, as follows:
These three phases are explained under each topic.