FMI Updates Food-Safety Training

ARLINGTON, Va. — Food Marketing Institute here has updated a popular food-safety training program to reflect the most recent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration and to reach a broader base of food workers.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Food Marketing Institute here has updated a popular food-safety training program to reflect the most recent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration and to reach a broader base of food workers.

The Food Safety Fundamentals training program, released last week, includes a textbook and training materials to provide food-safety education for any workers who prepare, handle or cook food, whether they are employed by supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants or institutional foodservice establishments like hospitals and nursing homes.

“Other training programs tend to be specific by industry, but we have tried to make this applicable for everyone, regardless of what industry they are in,” Jill Hollingsworth, group vice president of food-safety programs at FMI, told SN.

It is also the only food-safety training program containing information that reflects the new FDA 2009 Food Code, according to Hollingsworth.

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