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Are you following local food safety rules?

Regulations on food safety and responsible alcohol service can vary widely by state and county. Operators of multiple restaurants may have to comply with different sets of rules, even for restaurants that are only miles apart.

To help restaurateurs learn which regulations apply to their restaurants, the National Restaurant Association, through ServSafe, offers an interactive map that provides details on state and county regulations for food safety managers, food handlers, and alcohol service.

The new interactive ServSafe regulatory maps are the only central source that offers information on the latest food and alcohol safety information for every U.S. county. It also provides the latest information on training and testing requirements for food safety and alcohol service, including where the NRA’s ServSafe program is accepted to fulfill these requirements. Other topics include:

On food safety:

  • Certification requirements
  •  HACCP requirements
  • Required number of training hours.

On alcohol service:

  • Training requirements
  • Penalties/fees
  • Happy hour and service restrictions 
  • Required number of training hours.

Find out what food and alcohol safety regulations apply in your state and county.

ServSafe offers training and certificates in food safety and alcohol risk management for foodservice professionals. ServSafe certificates are recognized by more federal, state and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification.  

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