In response to the coronavirus outbreak, restaurant food safety education specialist ServSafe is offering its training program free for the month of April, along with the release of two new training videos.
The first new video is for takeout kitchen staff while the second is for delivery drivers, and both can be found on the ServSafe website along with the ServSafe Food Handler training program.
Foodservice workers can gain a food safety certificate for completing the online course, or it can simply be used to refresh knowledge.
Executive vice president of Training and Certification for the National Restaurant Association Sherman Brown said: “As restaurants are forced to change how they do business, we want to ensure safe customer experiences by extending best practices for safe food handling to takeout and delivery.
“These new modules were developed to provide guidance for restaurant staff preparing the food, as well as delivery people who will deliver the packages from the restaurant to the customer.
“We are proud to step up and support the industry with this needed training in a time of uncertainty.
“The ServSafe program has provided restaurants with comprehensive food safety and certification for more than 30 years and will continue to support their needs as this unprecedented national health crisis continues to challenge the industry.”