Food safety first

Principles for Food Handlers Program

Florida DBPR Approved Food Handler Certification

FSA’s Partner Food Safety First Principles for Food Handlers Course is a nationally accepted and accredited food handler
training program (ANSI/ASTM # 1039). This training has been created to address every aspect of food safety as reflected in the
FDA Food Code, professional literature, and industry practice. The informative food safety material is delivered by a
professional trainer.

Your employees will be educated on the basics of food safety and, after completion of the course, will have the knowledge to
protect food, your businesses reputation and the customers you serve. In addition, your business license will be in compliance
with Florida laws. For same day certification of groups of 10 or more, this course can be brought to your establishment and
delivered by one of our certified instructors.

At the end of the 1 1/2 hours of delivery, your staff will have achieved the certification status and certificates will be issued that
same day. We will also report the completed training status of each of your employees to the DBPR and a training log will also
be left with you. If you do not have a group of 10 or more needing certification, this course can also be taken online.

Is Food Safety
Training Mandatory?

Yes. Since 1997, Florida laws have mandated that all food service employees receive training in food safety per Florida Statue ( F.S. 509.049) . Florida law requires that all food service employees receive training and certification in food within 60 days of hire. FSA and its partner program, ‘Food Safety First’ provides the required employee training and certifications to ensure that your business is protected and meets all the legal requirements.

Additionally, establishments which serve food must have at least one Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM) on-site at all times if the establishment employs four or more food service employees. FSA’s ServSafe CPFM course will help to ensure proper compliance with these state mandates as well.

What Does the
Program Cover?

Since food borne illnesses can be prevented, FSA focuses on prevention. This includes employee behaviors and managerial control. By far, this style of training is most effective. The Food
Safety First Principles for Food Handlers Study Guide is given to each student to accompany the course.

The training covers:

Introduction to Food Safety

Contamination and Cross Contamination

Time and Temperature Control

Personal Hygiene

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Potentially Hazardous Foods/Time Temperature Control PHF/TCS

Pest Control and Sanitation

What is the Cost of
Food Safety Training?

The training of your employees is legally required and is priceless to your business. FSA makes training your employees simple and affordable. The training can be brought onsite to your
establishment at a convenient time for your business for groups of ten or more. Call or email us today for more information on bringing this training to your business.

The program includes the following:

Certified Instructor Led Delivery

Training Guides

Certificates (2) copies

Wallet Cards

Training Log for establishment

Florida State DBPR reporting of employees trained compliance verification

Pest Control and Sanitation