New California Food Handler Law Leaves Public with many Questions™ is now Offering Online Food Handler Training

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California has mandated that all food handlers in the state receive training. offers the best value for food handlers to complete this training., a division of™, has been heavily involved with the crafted of SB 303, currently in the California Assembly. The bill was a response to SB 602, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D), and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger last fall. SB 602 met with stiff resistance as it deprived the California public from receiving the highest quality online training options at the most affordable prices. It was sponsored by the California Restaurant Association and eliminated any competition besides their parent association, the National Restaurant Association. This impacts pricing and quality.

SB 303 requires all food handlers to receive a food handler card through training and testing by July 1, 2011. Food handler training is available online and must be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). anticipates it will receive this accreditation by June 10, 2011, and will be the first food handler organization to receive this distinction honor. This rigorous accreditation process ensures food handlers will receive the highest quality training. The training, which can be completed in just less than two hours is interactive, with full audio and video, and is available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Vietnamese and Korean are currently in development. The online course can be found at and costs $12.25.

“ is very proud of the impact we had in bringing a better training option to the State of California with SB 303. The requirement to be accredited by the American National Standards Institute is something that will prove beneficial to the State and truly serve the public,” said Christie H. Lewis, Ph. D., President of provides high-quality online training solutions to state and local governments. Currently, their food handler training course is offered in many states. They have been awarded several exclusive contracts through the competitive RFP process. More information can be accessed by visiting or by calling 801.494.1879.


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