What is Servsafe Food Safety Managers Certification
ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program administered by the National Restaurant Association. The program is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection. Sanitation certification is required by most restaurants as a basic credential for their management staff.
A food Managers course is mandatory for many of the counties across the tri-state area. NY, CT & NJ. With stricter food guidelines and health concerns affecting all food establishments in 2018 Food Managers Safety Certification is become more necessary and the health department will require at least one food manager per shift have a valid certification posted in their food establishment. Fairfield County in Connecticut is also become more demanding in regard to Food Managers Safety Certification.
Some counties may allow various forms of Certification. Westchester County requires all food establishments have Servsafe.
Servsafe is however one of the most recognized as it was created through the National Restaurant Association. Servsafe is an important name in the food industry here in the United States.
The ServSafe exam is a group of three individual multiple-choice tests, each of which can lead to certification in a specific part of the food service industry. There are tests for Food Service Handling, Food Service Manager, and Responsible Alcohol Service (Primary and Advanced). No exam can be taken without a Servsafe proctor. Although many websites claim the Servsafe exam can be taken at home online, this is in fact false. The Servsafe can be taken online as long as a registered Servsafe proctor is present. Many companies offer online training, and this may be suffice for some participants Westchester Food Safety does offer online classes for Spanish and Chinese speakers who wish to take the course and exam in their native language.
ServSafe is valid for five years and accepted by most federal, state and local jurisdictions. However, this requirement may vary depending on the local requirements in your area, and possibly your own organization’s standards. Check with your local health department, Westchester county requires Servsafe certification in any food establishment.
Call us today for questions or concerns. Thanks Westchester Food Safety