September 27, 2016 – ARLINGTON, VA – Food Marketing Institute (FMI) earned status as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Program Certificate Issuer for its SafeMark® Quick Reference:  Food Safety for Food Handlers Certificate Program. 

FMI offers SafeMark as a unique, retail-specific, food safety training program for the food retail industry and it is designed to help companies reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses through in-store retail solutions.

We have witnessed an influx of jurisdictions that require training providers to be accredited under the ANSI Certificate Accreditation Program, since ANSI ensures the integrity of voluntary standards that support the safety of the U.S. food supply chain,” said Hilary Thesmar, PhD, RD, CFS, chief food & product safety officer and vice president, food safety programs, FMI. “FMI’s qualification distinguishes SafeMark as a credible, universal and effective food safety solution that meets food retailers’ local and state regulatory requirements.”   

The ANSI accredited SafeMark® Quick Reference: Food Safety for Food Handlers Certificate Program, which includes Trainer’s Kit and Guide for classroom training, is now available for purchase