Inc Becomes First Training Provider to Receive Required California Food Handler Accreditation

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ANSI ASTM e2659, mandated by Senate Bill 303, becomes standard for California food handler training. Inc becomes first training provider to receive accreditation to provide California Food Handler Cards. receives ANSI certification to deliver California Food Handler Training and California Food Handler Cards.

AboveTraining Inc./ receives ANSI accreditation for California food handler program

AboveTraining Inc./ becomes the first food handler training program to receive accreditation from ANSI as required by California Senate Bill 303.

Governor Brown signed senate Bill 303, the revised California Food Handler Law on September 6, 2011. The bill, which amended Senate Bill 602, mandates that food handler training programs be accredited by the American National Standards Institute(ANSI). The bill, which has been more than nine months in the making, mandates training for all food handlers in retail food facilities and represents a forward step in food safety and consumer protection.

AboveTraining Inc./™ was actively involved with the crafting of SB 303, and was the first food handler training program to receive accreditation from ANSI as required by California Senate Bill 303. This bill, authored by Senator Alex Padilla, requires food handler training providers receive the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation ASTM e2659. This rigorous accreditation ensures consistent, instructionally sound training and measures all aspects of an organization to ensure ethical conduct and best practice implementation. With the passing of SB 303, until Jan 1, 2012, food handlers can receive training from an ASTM e2659 accredited training provider or a food protection manager certification organization. After Jan 1, 2012, only ASTM e2659 accredited organizations can provide food handler training.

“The passage of SB 303 is an important step in food safety and consumer protection. We all enjoy eating out and it is comforting to know that the people working with our food will receive proper instruction on how to prevent foodborne illness,” said Christie H. Lewis, Ph.D., President of is an industry leader in providing customized online training solutions to state and local government agencies. With the passage of the California Food Handler Law, continues to offer its proven products and services. Currently, has customers in many states including California. Recently, was awarded an exclusive contract to administer the food handler training program in the County of San Bernardino.

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