To pair its ServSafe program with newly acquired certification body

The National Restaurant Association’s acquisition of the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP) effectively merges the restaurant and food service industry’s top leaders in food safety certification.

The goal is to combine strengths “to advance the delivery of an actionable food safety culture throughout the industry,” says Larry Lynch, NRFSP President.

The two programs coming together are:

  • NRA’s ServSafe program, which has issued more than six million certifications. It “represents the industry’s gold standard in food safety training,” states Sherman Brown, Senior Vice President, Business and Financial Strategy, NRA. More federal, state and local jurisdictions recognize ServSafe’s comprehensive educational content, training and certifications than any other food safety certification. It focuses in four areas - ServSafe Food Protection Manager, ServSafe Food Handler, ServSafe Alcohol and ServSafe Allergens. 
  • NRFSP’s Food Safety Manager Certification (domestic and international), HACCP Manager Certification and Food Handler Training Certificate are American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited. 

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