mandatory food safety training

Food producers, distributors, sellers, researchers, regulators and consumers are connected in ways that do not easily translate from one point to another on the food safety landscape, but organizers of the 2018 Food Safety Summit say it’s about time for things to stop getting lost in translation.

“This year the Food Safety Summit has organized…

Knowing the correct answer for a food safety certification question about proper food temperatures is not the same as knowing how to properly use a food thermometer. On-site follow-up training ensures that classroom learning is retained and implemented.
Knowing the correct answer for a food safety certification test  is not the same as knowing how to properly use a food thermometer. On-site follow-up training ensures that classroom learning is retained and implemented.
It’s just human nature … people forget. Consequently, unless food handlers receive proper followup reviews and reinforcement,…

Beam by beam, the federal government is building the superstructure of a new food safety system in the United States. Using 2011’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as the foundation, the USDA and FDA set the footings for two weight-bearing pillars of the new system recently with grant awards for regional training centers. Iowa-State-and-Vermont-U-mascotsjpg Iowa State…

The National Restaurant Association bought  a food safety certification body — the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals — earlier this week. logo-National-Restaurant-Association The Orlando-based National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP) formed 18 years ago to offer training and food safety certification for personnel in the restaurant, hotel and quick service industries. The Washington D.C.…

Training is costly and regulations are burdensome, but in Ontario’s Niagara area — located just minutes from Buffalo, New York — they’ve decided those options are better than outbreaks of foodborne disease. Mandatory food safety training has become the norm in the region for high-risk venues, including restaurants, banquet halls and nursing homes. Dr. Valerie…