The National Restaurant Association recently unveiled its comprehensive food-handling training guide for Feeding America’s broad network of food-bank employees, agency staff and volunteers. The “ServSafe Food Handler Guide for Food Banking” is a customized program designed to educate Feeding America’s 200 food banks and more than 60,000 agencies on the proper implementation of food handling and safety.
The NRA’s ServSafe team worked together with Feeding America to survey operators within the Feeding America network, conduct focus groups with participation from more than 20 food banks across the country, and tour network agencies and food banks in order to better understand Feeding America’s operations.
The co-branded guide focuses on the importance of food safety and provides training for Feeding America’s staff and volunteers on maintaining good personal hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing food properly as well as receiving, storing, evaluating, repacking and transporting food safely.
ServSafe leads the way in providing comprehensive educational materials to the restaurant and foodservice industry. More than 5 million foodservice professionals have been certified through the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Examination. ServSafe training and certification is recognized by more federal, state and local jurisdictions than any other food-safety certification.
The “ServSafe Food Handler Guide for Food Banking” can be ordered by members of the Feeding America network by searching “ServSafe Food Safety Training” on HungerNet. Interested parties outside the network can order by calling (800) 765-2122, x6703.