Nationally recognized chain restaurants use our ServSafe® Food Handler Program to provide all their employees consistent food safety training. Recognizing the importance of protecting their patrons, employees, and business, many operators choose to use ServSafe to train their employees to recognize the risks of food borne illness with knowledge and training.
The ServSafe Food Handler Program is brought to you by the National Restaurant Association, the only food safety provider that invests its proceeds back into the industry. Start now and choose the approved online course and assessment required in your state, county and city.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are my responsibilities for tracking my employees’ food handler cards?
In states, cities and counties with mandated food handler training, regulatory agencies typically require employers maintain records documenting each employee has a valid food handler card/certificate. Many states also require the employees carry this card with them during work hours. Local enforcement officials will request this information to ensure compliance.
How do I know which employees need a card/certificate?
Each state and county can have slightly different requirements but if you handle, prepare, or serve food in an establishment that serves or sells food for human consumption, you will likely require a food handler card in mandated areas. Contact your local health department for further details on laws specific to your area.
States with mandated food handler training are required to undergo basic food safety training. For specific information you can refer to the State Requirements Map.
Can my company buy the ServSafe® Food Handler Course and Assessment to provide as part of our on-boarding program?
Yes. In states and counties that accept ServSafe® Food Handler online training, employers can utilize the convenience of an online training solution for their employees. Many restaurant operators buy the online program in bulk and simply provide their employees with redeemable access codes that can be distributed at the restaurant operators’ discretion.
Nationally recognized chain restaurants use our ServSafe® Food Handler training to provide all their employees consistent food safety training. Recognizing the importance of protecting their patrons, employees and business, many operators choose to use ServSafe® to train their employees to recognize the risks of food borne illness with knowledge and training. We also have printed ServSafe® Food Handler guides available.