• Home
    Home We Serve America's Restaurants Representing nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses, we advocate for restaurant and foodservice industry interests and provide tools and systems that help members of all sizes achieve success.
  • Foundation
    Foundation Building & Retaining Talent The NRAEF is focused on developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders through education, scholarships and community engagement.
  • Show
    Show May 18-21, 2019 As the international foodservice marketplace, the National Restaurant Association Show provides unparalleled opportunities for buyers and sellers to come together, conduct business and learn from each other.
  • ServSafe
    ServSafe Minimize Risk. Maximize Protection. For over 40 years, ServSafe® training programs have delivered the knowledge, leadership and protection that have earned the trust and confidence of business leaders everywhere.

National Restaurant Association - ServSafe Food Handler Program helps California restaurants comply with new law

Skip to navigation Skip to content

News & Research

Email Print
News RSS

ServSafe Food Handler Program helps California restaurants comply with new law

The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Food Handler Program will offer solutions for California restaurateurs to comply with the recent California Food Handler Card law, or SB 602. Nearly one million restaurant industry employees in the state will need to be in compliance with the law by July 1, 2011.

“As the leader in food safety training throughout the United States, we have tailored our ServSafe Food Handler Program to meet the requirements of the California Food Handler Card law to help restaurant operators prepare for compliance,” said David Gilbert, chief operating officer of the National Restaurant Association.

Food handlers are defined as employees “involved in the preparation, service or storage of food.” Recognizing that job descriptions and roles can vary by operation, officials have clarified the definition to include most restaurant employees, including, but not limited to: cooks, waitstaff, bussers, bartenders, hosts/hostesses, beverage pourers, chefs and supervisory personnel, such as the general manager or managers who handle food.

The ServSafe Food Handler Program is fully compliant with the California Food Handler law. It offers both online and classroom training formats, ensuring that the same food principles are delivered consistently. This budget-friendly program can streamline the food safety training process at the employee-level, saving operators both time and money.

Food handlers affected by the law must provide a copy of their California Food Handler Card to their employers, who are required to maintain files to submit during the health inspection process.

“Our ServSafe suite of training solutions also helps restaurant operators nationwide meet and exceed food safety regulations and standards. There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our guests, making employee training a number-one priority,” Gilbert added.

Read our news release for more information. The California Restaurant Association has additional information on the new law and employee training solutions.

Conserve RSS Healthcare RSS Conserve RSS

▲ Back to Top

We're glad you're here!®

® 2012-2017 National Restaurant Association. All rights reserved.

2055 L St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-5900 | (800) 424-5156