Answers to some of the frequently asked questions we received are below. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

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SafeMark Online Training

SafeMark® is currently being updated to the 2017 Food Code. The new courses will be available soon. In the meantime, please click on the button below to find out more about the SafeMark® program. 

Contact us if you would like to be notified when the new courses are available.

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SafeMark Certification Exam

View a list of  accredited organizations that issue food protection manager certifications.   ANSI-CFP ACCREDITATION PROGRAM (ACCREDITED)

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SafeMark Publications

SafeMark® offers training publications for supermarket managers, supervisors and front-line employees. SafeMark covers all areas of food safety in a manner that is easy for food retail employees to understand. The information is presented through retail-focused scenarios, with practice quizzes.

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What training publications does SafeMark offer?

SafeMark offers a variety of publications. Two premiere publications are described below:

SafeMark® Guide to Food Safety: Manager Certification Training, 5th ed.
Designed for supervisors and managers, this guide identifies best food safety and sanitation practices within the retail food industry and prepares students for the SafeMark® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. Based on most recent Food Code. Trainers Kit also available.  Learn more at 

SafeMark® Quick Reference: Food Safety for Food Handlers, 4th ed.
Based on recommendations from the 2013 FDA Food Code. An industry rich text designed for the food handler with the focus on key areas of personal hygiene, time and temperature management, preventing cross contamination, cleaning and sanitizing practices, and accident prevention and safety.  Learn more at

More SafeMark publications are available. See more at To order SafeMark publications, contact the FMI Publication Sales office at 202.220.0723.

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Become a Recognized FMI SafeMark Trainer

Q: How do I become a recognized FMI SafeMark Trainer?
A: Contact FMI at for information about becoming a recognized SafeMark trainer.

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