Why is Food Safety Training necessary?
- 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.
- Food safety training does not only affect the sales and continued patronage of your establishment, but also public safety.
- 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.
- 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.