Welcome to BASICS.fst®, the food safety training course for food handlers! This course will help
you learn important information about food safety. It will help you do your job better.
The course will help you understand what you can do to make sure that customers get safe food.
Learning about food safety is the best way to prevent problems. Nobody wants to be responsible
for making a customer sick or causing a customer to die.
Food safety is your responsibility.
Food safety is part of everyone’s job. The person who receives food must make sure it is safe.
The person who prepares food must make sure it is safe. The person who packages or serves
food must make sure it is safe. Together, you can protect your customers and make sure your
food establishment keeps its good name.
Customers want safe food.
Customers are very concerned about food safety. National surveys show that customers think food
safety is even more important than food quality. They want to be sure they are getting safe food
everywhere they eat or buy food. Paying attention to food safety is a good way to keep customers
Be safe at work and at home.
This training course will teach you food safety skills that you can also use at home. Protecting
your family and yourself is just as important as protecting your customers. You will learn why
common ways of handling food at home are not safe. Unsafe practices are even more dangerous
in the workplace. Whether you are at home or at work, you should always handle food carefully
to prevent foodborne illnesses.