Each year, approximately 76 million cases of food borne illness occur in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those cases, more than 325,000 people are hospitalized and about 5,000 die. Food borne illness is a serious public health threat.
The Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) enables FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system. This Act enables the FDA to focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting to problems after they occur.
Our goal is to heighten food safety awareness through food safety training, testing, certification and consumer education. Our program is designed to use the most up to date science-based information and research, emerging issues and information in the areas of regulatory compliance, and established "best practices" in public health and consumer education.
Hampton Roads Food Safety Company is proud to have registered Instructors and Proctors for the National Restaurant Association ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Program. ServSafe is a nationally recognized certification created by leaders in the food service industry. This special training helps participants understand the food safety risks that may be encountered in an operation. Most importantly, ServSafe offers solutions to reduce risks by creating food safety practices and procedures that will keep food safe.