Food Handler Training

Employees working in grocery face unique food safety challenges and must be trained for every situation. Whether in the bakery, at the meat counter, or in the produce department, supermarket employees are on the front line of food safety and need engaging, consistent training that mirrors real-life situations to learn and apply important food safety principles.

SafeMark® food handler training is created FOR retailers, BY retailers. SafeMark® introduces retail food handlers to principles of personal hygiene, proper food handling, cleaning and sanitation. Employees learn to apply these principles directly to preventing food contamination and recognize steps needed to protect the safety of food. 

Free Personal Hygiene Modules for Retail Associates

Free Personal Hygiene Modules for Retail Associates

Access these training modules now

Because reinforcing critical food safety concepts as well as worker health are more important than ever. We have opened up four critical SafeMark modules for your review.

  • Handwashing
  • Glove Use
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Illness Reporting 


Completing the full SafeMark Food Handler training program reinforces the following concepts to a retail employee. 

  • How to properly handle food from the moment it enters your store.
  • How to minimize the risk of food contamination and foodborne illness.
  • How personal hygiene plays a part in safeguarding food. 
  • The principles of cleaning and sanitation, and how to apply these principles in your operations.

Learn more about bringing SafeMark Food Safety Training to your organization.

Andrew Brown

“The SafeMark® program is an integral part of Food Safety training and education in my organization.  SafeMark® materials are both practical and effective, allowing me and my team as food safety educators to teach actionable and relevant food safety concepts for both managers and line-level employees in a retail setting. The program provides foundational knowledge needed to apply key food safety principles each time a food worker receives, stores, prepares, handles, displays or sells food. SafeMark® has been a tremendous tool for increasing knowledge and retention of key food safety principles for our food handlers at all levels throughout the organization.”  –James P. Baldwin, Price Chopper Supermarkets

Food Handler Training Options

Choose the training system that best meets your needs.

Training Kit

SafeMark Quick Ref TK Cover - 4th ed


Price: $150.00

SafeMark® Quick Reference: Food Safety for Food Handlers Trainer's Kit

  • Classroom curriculum for  trainers working with in-store associates
  • Ensure associates understand the why, what, and how to prevent food contamination any time they prepare, handle, display and sell food
  • Covers preventing cross contamination, cleaning and sanitation practices, accident prevention and safety procedures
  • Updated to the 2013 FDA Food Code
  • Includes talking points for trainers along with training activities

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Text Book

SafeMark Quick Ref Guide 2014_200


Price: $5.00

SafeMark® Quick Reference: Food Safety for Food Handlers

  • Accompanies the SafeMark® Quick Reference: Food Safety for Food Handlers Certificate Program Trainer's Kit
  • Includes supermarket images and graphics
  • Quick reference time and temperature in pull-out format
  • Illustrated glossary of terms
  • Section quizzes to review key food safety concepts
  • Certificate of Completion and updated 12 question quiz
  • Updated to the 2013 FDA Food Code

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Sample Pages


SafeMark Online

Online SafeMark® Food Handler Training

SafeMark Online Manager Training is updated to the 2017 Food Code and available now. Learn more