ARLINGTON, VA, 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) earned status as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Program Certificate Issuer for its SafeMark® Quick Reference: Food Safety for Food Handlers Certificate Program.
FMI offers SafeMark as a unique, retail-specific, food safety training program for the food retail industry and it is designed to help companies reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses through in-store retail solutions.
We have witnessed an influx of jurisdictions that require training providers to be accredited under the ANSI Certificate Accreditation Program, since ANSI ensures the integrity of voluntary standards that support the safety of the U.S. food supply chain,” said Hilary Thesmar, PhD, RD, CFS, chief food & product safety officer and vice president, food safety programs, FMI. “FMI’s qualification distinguishes SafeMark as a credible, universal and effective food safety solution that meets food retailers’ local and state regulatory requirements.”
The ANSI accredited SafeMark® Quick Reference: Food Safety for Food Handlers Certificate Program, which includes Trainer’s Kit and Guide for classroom training, is now available for purchase.
Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores. For more information, visit www.fmi.org and for information regarding the FMI foundation, visit www.fmifoundation.org.