You have early access to the Safe Food Handler GAMEPACK.
Meet our three goals
The Gamepack is an optional learning tool – before or after you’ve earned a food handler certificate. It is a companion to Cogneti’s Safe Food Handler Certificate Program.
The food safety GAMEPACK includes two games
Sherlock is a picture-puzzle game. Solving quiz questions reveals pictures from categories like sports stars, Oscar winners, classic cars, and AKC dog breeds. You earn a few points for answering questions, and lots of points when you guess the picture puzzle!
A Rag Man is an anagram game. Food safety key words are shown jumbled up on a word wheel. You earn points by guessing and spelling the key words, and more points for any other words you can find. A Rag Man is perfect for individual or group play. PENDING RELEASE later in 2021
How to use
As a single Gamepack user you should set three goals to build long-term recall of food safety.
1. Play daily for 30 days.
2. Look to improve your game score each time you play
3. Try to earn a spot on the Global Top 10.
As a food safety manager use the Gamepack to create a simple continuous training program. Once a week, add a quick Training Spotlight activity to a pre-shift meeting. Have the shift manager follow the below four steps.
Each employee should have the Gamepack installed on their mobile. It’s free, private, and secure. With no advertisements and no ad tracking
1. Food Safety Focus
Briefly mention the Food Safety News item available in the Gamepack. These items are updated daily from industry news feeds. Emphasize that food safety matters. (1 minute)
2. Game Invite
Select the Gamepack game on the manager’s mobile device. Select the 6-minute playtime. Give the 4-digit code to the group. When you see they’ve joined, start the game!
3. Game play
Employees play at their own pace and experience level. They will see their relative position to each other on an active leaderboard.
Recognize those with better or improved scores and encourage constant attention to food safety best practice
As an instructor use the gamecock for a classroom challenge or homework
Following the four steps mentioned above for Managers, use the 6-minute playtime as an in class game.
Select the 24 hour for overnight homework. Start the game before the end of class, and make sure everyone joins. That way you can see and compare results.
If your class meets weekly, then select the 7-day playtime. Again, make sure the game is started before the class ends, and shows all students have joined
Research and academic studies agree that active recall builds long term skills, training our memory over time.
Spaced repetition is key. That means your recall-training should be spaced by hours or days.
Variation of location and circumstance also helps. That means recall-training on a bus, during lunch, or before bed.
The Gamepack is designed for just this kind of training. It creates strong skills for a great career in food service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! The SFH gamepack uses content from Cogneti’s ANSI accredited Safe Food Handler Certificate Program (ID 1243). However, it nicely pairs with any other certificate program in teaching food handler concepts informed by industry science and the 2017 Food Code published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS)
The source of all Sherlock questions come from the quiz-question bank of Cogneti’s Safe Food Handler Certificate Program. There are hundreds of such questions, spanning all seven levels (subject areas) of the course.
The extensive resources of Cogneti’s Safe Food Handler Certificate Program are available within the Gamepack. Use the PEEK button to learn about the subject material of any question. After any question is scored – you’ll see the response validated with comment. This is also a key training exercise.
All key words used in the A Rag Man game come from all seven levels of Cogneti’s ANSI accredited Safe Food Handler Certificate Program (ID 1243). Key words may have from 5 to 13 letters each, and are ranked by difficulty within the A Rag Man game.
On the SFH Gamepack home page you’ll select a game to play. You’ll then see the play time selection page, showing three play times available for you to select. At the bottom right of this page is the game code that you’ll share. Send it to anyone you want to join. They’ll enter it from the Gamepack home page. As soon as they enter this code, you’ll see their image and initials pop up on this play time selection page. Select the play time you want – then hit the START NOW button.
The first goal is to maintain daily play for 30 days. Our memory is best built up by consistent recall training over time. The goal for each individual game is to beat your last score.
This is simple – the goal of a group game is to beat everyone else! During the game you’ll how you are doing in comparison to everyone else. At the end of the game a final tally is shown, so you can celebrate the top scorers!
The Food Safety News bulletin shows up so you can remind others – and yourself – of the specific food safety issues that occur every day. Take food safety seriously, because the threat is real and persistent.