Most people have been the unlucky victims of a foodborne illness. These infections or irritations affect the gastrointestinal tract of anyone who has eaten or come into contact with food or drinks containing dangerous bacteria, parasites, chemicals, or viruses. While most people suffer from vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, or fever, foodborne illnesses can present grave consequences. Anyone carrying a food handler card must take food safety seriously to prevent the spread of illness.
Foodborne Illness Can Be Serious
Did you know that the CDC reports that around 48 million people get sick from contaminated food and drink each year? Of these, 128K end up hospitalized, and 3,000 people die. This is especially tragic because foodborne illnesses can be prevented when food handlers take an ANSI-accredited course and commit to food safety.
Always Be Vigilant
As a food handler, you’re responsible for protecting others from foodborne illnesses. Certain populations like young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and immune-compromised individuals are more susceptible to these illnesses, but you can’t tell just by looking. Assume everyone is at-risk.
Do your part to keep others safe from contaminated food and drinks by registering for your food handlers course today.
Our food handler program is ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited to ensure you get the highest quality training.
Simply register with an email address, purchase your course, and complete it. All of our courses are structured in an easy to follow format.
Purchasing Food Handler courses for your employees? We offer discounts starting with purchases of just 5 courses.