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Why is Food Safety Training Necessary?
Food safety and sanitation are integral to operating a successful food service. The safety of our food supply is a responsibility shared by consumers, producers, sellers and handlers. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that because of foodborne illness 76 million people fall ill, 325,000 are hospitalized and 5,000 Americans die annually. Because of these alarming statistics, many states require certification of food managers which may include a food safety exam.
By taking a Food Safety Training course, food service workers will learn key aspects involved in the safe handling of foods, such as:
- Proper Storage Techniques
- Bacteria and How to Prevent It
- Types of Foodborne Germs and Illnesses
- Best Practices for Personal Hygiene
- Safety in Food Preparation
- Local Regulatory Codes
- The Path from Freezer to Fork
- Importance of Pest Control
This training will translate into increased employment for the worker, food safety and satisfaction for the customer, and thus more profits for the business.
Nationally Accepted - Food Manager Certification
ANSI Certification Exam
To be certified as a food manager, the individual must pass an accredited food safety examination - administered by a certification provider.
The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). With the exception of Connecticut, this accredited exam is accepted in all states/jurisdictions that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. Reference: ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
Help with Exam
We have partnered with PSI - a global testing, certification, and licensing provider. The exam is proctored at a PSI test center location.
After purchasing the exam, you should receive an email from PSI instructing you how to schedule your exam. If you do not receive this email, please contact support at 877.881.2235.
You can also click here to schedule exam online at a testing center near you.
Upon successful completion of the exam with a passing score, you may download and print a proof of completion document. The official certificate will be mailed within 15 business days of completing the exam.