A Message From the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation:
Food safety is non-negotiable. Serving safe food is not an option. It's our obligation as restaurant and food service professionals. Proper training is one of the best ways to create a culture of food safety within our establishments.
The ServSafe program has become the industry standard in food-safety training and is accepted in almost all United States jurisdictions that require employee certification. The ServSafe program provides accurate, up-to-date information for all levels of employees on all aspects of handling food, from receiving and storing to preparing and serving. You will learn science-based information on how to run a safe establishment - information all of your employees need to have in order to be a part of the food-safety team.
Your food-safety education does not end once you are certified in the ServSafe program. You have the responsibility to take your knowledge back to the unit and make your coworkers part of the food-safety culture. You will qualify to participate in the International Food Safety Council, which will help you share your knowledge. The Council, a coalition of restaurant and foodservice professionals created by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in 1993, is a valuable resource that promotes the importance of food-safety training.
Whether you are new to the restaurant industry or continuing your career, your participation in ServSafe training will make you more qualified to serve safe food and to spread that knowledge throughout the industry.
Click here for more information about the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation or ServSafe courses. The Foundation's web site contains a searchable database to help locate an upcoming ServSafe training seminar in your area.
International Food Safety Council
In 1993, the International Food Safety Council was established as an awareness campaign of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The Council and the Foundation understand and embrace the significance of having proper food safety practice techniques in the industry. The Council's underlying purpose is to heighten the awareness of the importance of food safety education worldwide to the restaurant and food service industry.
For more information about the International Food Safety Council, visit its web site at http://www.nraef.org/.