National Restaurant Association acquires National Registry of Food Safety Professionals

February 25, 2016

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has announced its acquisition of the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP), a U.S.-based certification body. NRFSP focuses on providing certificates for individuals seeking credentials in a variety of food safety disciplines.

“We are thrilled to announce the Association’s acquisition of NRFSP,” said Sherman Brown, senior vice president, business and financial strategy for the NRA. “ServSafe represents the industry’s gold standard in food safety training. The acquisition of National Registry, another widely respected program, will enhance our work to provide employees with the tools they need to handle food and beverages safely.”

Founded in 1997 as a food manager certification program by leading food industry experts, NRFSP was developed with the goal of being curriculum independent, industry independent, and focused on providing an application oriented examination with questions representing real life experiences. NRFSP’s programs have expanded over the years since its original Food Safety Manager program to include the Food Safety Manager Certification (domestic and international), HACCP Manager Certification, and Food Handler Training Certificate—accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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