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New Food Code Released - What you need to know!
Schools - Professional Standards Training
Saturday School - Saturday Food Manager Classes
Spanish Classes - Food Safety Training


New FDA Food Code

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last month the release of the 2017 edition of the FDA Food Code, a model regulation for all levels of government and industry. The Code is a key component of the Federal public-health focused framework for maintaining a safe food supply. It represents FDA's best advice for food offered at retail and in food service and has been widely adopted by state, local, tribal and territorial regulatory agencies that regulate restaurants, retail food stores, vending operations and food service operations in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and child care centers.

Two changes you should know about:

1. Finger Cots. If used, food employees must wear a glove over a finger cot when working with exposed food.
2. Person in Charge (PIC). The PIC shall be a certified food safety manager who has shown proficiency through passing an accredited exam. If CA adopts this part of the law, this means all food facilities will be required to have a Certified Food Safety Manager on staff during all hours of operation. We will keep you posted!


Coupon Code 1040 - Save $10 each
Coupon Code 342 - Save $119 (Three for the price of two.)
Certified Food Safety Manager Courses and Exams
Register Online for Discounts.


Professional Standards for Schools

Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the USDA established professional standards for School Nutrition Program (SNP) professionals who manage and operate the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Got hours? We do! We can come to your school on a non-student day or weekend and provide dozens of different training topics. In addition, we can proctor certification exams in food safety management, food handling, and food allergens. Custom courses are available, and we can provide as many hours of training as needed for your child nutrition staff.

Below are some our most popular programs:

Certified Food Safety Manager Course and Exam (5 hours)
CA Food Handler Training and Certification (3 hours)
Food Safety for Schools (2 hours)
Fire Safety, Extinguishers, and Hood Systems (1 hour)
Food Allergy and Gluten Safety (1 - 2 hours)
HACCP Training (1 to 2 hours)
Back & Lifting Safety (1 hour)
Bloodborne Pathogens and Hygiene for Kitchen Employees (1.5 hours)
USDA Civil Rights Training (30 mins)

Contact us for more information. 805.591.9257


CA Food Handler Card
When was the last time you checked to make sure your staff had valid food handler cards? Remember cards expirer every THREE years. Look for the ANSI Accreditation logo. CA Food Handler Cards are available for $9.95. Click here for more information and to register.


Saturday Classes - Certified Food Safety Manager

The thought of Saturday school might bring high school detention flashbacks to some people. Other’s might think of the movie, The Breakfast Club. We promise our Saturday classes won’t leave you with flashbacks, and you won’t have to deal with a strict disciplinarian like the teacher in the movie.

We have the following Saturday classes and exams:

Lake Tahoe – April 21
Paso Robles – April 28
Earlimart - August 11
Mariposa – November 3

Additional dates added as needed. Check our online schedule or register here.

Fidelity Safety Logo Jan 2018

Our New Logo - Look for the Purple Apple!

Fidelity - faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support
Safety - freedom of loss, danger, or injury
Training - education through practice and instruction
Green - represents vitality, freshness, and safety
Purple - represents wisdom, peace, and food allergen safety
Apple - represents life, health, and food

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Spanish Classes & Exams / Clases de español

We schedule Spanish classes as needed. We need at least 12 people to hold a class in your community or at your business. We currently have a class scheduled for April 16 in San Luis Obispo. For more information or to register, click here. For other dates and cities, please contact us to get on the list.

Note: Our English classes are taught in English, but our exams are always bilingual (English/Spanish), and we have study materials available in English and Spanish.

Programamos clases de español según sea necesario. Necesitamos al menos 12 personas para realizar una clase en su comunidad o en su negocio. Actualmente tenemos una clase programada para el 16 de abril en San Luis Obispo. Para obtener más información o para registrarse, haga clic aquí. Para otras fechas y ciudades, contáctenos para ser parte de la lista.

Nota: Nuestras clases de inglés se imparten en inglés, pero nuestros exámenes son siempre bilingües (inglés / español) y tenemos materiales de estudio en inglés y español.

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Host a Class or Private Class at Your Location
If you have 12 or more employees, contact us about hosting a class or holding a private class. Discounts are available for host locations, it's a great way to save money and travel expenses.

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