We are proud to announce that we have moved our food handling training program to the next level by partnering with the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® training program. Beginning in October 2014, the ServSafe® curriculum for Food Handler training and certification will be used for thousands of Edible Arrangements® franchisees and store employees at approximately 1,100 Edible Arrangements® locations across the United States. ServSafe® is the industry leader in safe food handling with standards based on the Food and Drug Administrations’s (FDA) Food Code.
“At Edible Arrangements® we take pride in the fact that we offer a healthy, superior product so it makes sense that we also employ the best in safe food handling training to our thousands of franchisees and store employees,” state Tariq Farid, Founder and CEO of the company.
The ServSafe Food Safety Training Program provides current and comprehensive educational materials to the restaurant industry. More than 5 million food service professionals have been certified through the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. ServSafe® training and certification is recognized by more federal, state and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification.
Jeff Conway, Edible Arrangements’® Director of Training and Guest Experience, agreed, noting that, “We are always looking for ways to ensure the optimal experience and quality for our Guests. Moving our food safety program to the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe program is the industry leader in providing the best training in safe food handling and will ensure that the very best standards are employed consistently across all Edible Arrangements locations.”