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ANSI Food Handler Training Program Information

In accordance with our ANSI food handler training program accreditation (ASTM e2659-2015), StateFoodSafety.com wants to communicate the following information:

  1. Certificate purpose, scope, and intended learning outcomes:
    • Program Purpose: The purpose of the Food Safety Essentials certificate program is to prepare food handlers to enter the workforce by providing the required food safety information as specified by regulations of the workers’ state or local government.
    • Program Scope: This program will prepare the learner to become a responsible food handler. A “food handler” is generally understood to be a food worker in a non-managerial role.
    • By the end of this course, the learner will be able to:
      • Describe how food can make people sick after being contaminated by physical, chemical, or biological hazards.
      • Appreciate that the behavior of food workers directly affects the safety of food.
      • Keep hands and body clean to prevent contaminating food and food contact surfaces.
      • Use appropriate barriers to prevent bare hand contact with food.
      • Identify which symptoms require staying home from work or reporting an illness or symptom to the manager.
      • Identify the appropriate time and temperature requirements for keeping food safe during specific stages in the
        flow of food.
      • Describe how to keep the workplace and equipment clean.
  2. Description of requisites to earn a certificate: The only requisite to obtain a certificate is successful completion of the course and assessment. There are no course prerequisites.
  3. Special requirements for participation: See system requirements.
  4. Qualifications of instructional personnel: The StateFoodSafety.com Food Safety Essentials for Food Handlers Certificate Program has been developed by food safety subject matter experts in coordination with instructional design professionals. The collective expertise of these individuals span several decades.In addition, StateFoodSafety.com communicates and receives input concerning this program from an established Oversight Committee whose membership consists of regulators, food operators, and industry experts. The Oversight Committee reviews the Food Safety Essentials for Food Handlers Certificate Program updates, complaints and appeals, curriculum and assessment, as well as the program audit to help ensure the program is meeting the required ASTM 2659 certificate program standard.
  5. Fees, deadlines, cancellations, and refund policies: Please see the Refund Policy.
  6. Academic or continuing education credit earned: None.
  7. Commercial support disclosure: StateFoodSafety.com did not use commercial support to develop this program.
  8. Any changes to the certificate program purpose, scope, or intended learning outcomes: Any changes to the program purpose, scope, or intended learning outcomes will be reflected in the Learn More page of the specific product.
  9. Inferences that can be made appropriately concerning certificate holders: Certificate holders have met the state requirements for food handler training and passed a food safety training course, demonstrating a sufficient score on the corresponding assessment.
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