Why is Food Safety Training & Certification necessary?
- Everyone’s Responsibility. A major selling point of food is its quality – and food safety training is key to that quality. Food safety and sanitation are integral to operating a successful food service. The safety of food is a responsibility shared by producers, sellers, managers and handlers.
- Affects Sales. Food safety training does not only affect the sales and continued patronage of your establishment, but also public safety.
- Businesses Require. Many businesses require food safety training, so being food safety trained will increase your chances of employment. Furthermore, businesses are willing to pay higher wages to those trained.
- States Require. 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, most states require certification of food managers which includes a food safety exam.