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New for 2023: Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training

Providing food safety training helps employees handle food responsibly. Food safety incidents put customer’s health in jeopardy, damages a company’s reputation, and costs your business money. This can threaten the long-term health of a business. National Safety Compliance has just released a new Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training ProgramThis training is designed to give your staff a clear understanding of proper food handling and personal hygiene techniques to prevent foodborne illnesses.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Health Codes
  • Your Personal Hygiene
  • The Steps to Handling Food Safely
  • Other Safety Rules When Handling and Preparing Food


Some benefits of proper food safety and personal hygiene training include, cutting down on waste, reducing the risk of food poisoning, employees gaining a better understanding of their job. This understanding will lead to improvements in work habits and practices. Our Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training Course is versatile. It includes everything you need to train new employees or to use as a refresher course for current employees. The training video and documentation are available in several formats to meet your ever changing training needs.

Included in the training course:

  • 22 Minute Training Video
  • Employee Quiz & Answer Key
  • Training Certificate
  • Wallet Cards
  • Power Point® Presentation and more.

Formats available:

In order to uphold high standards of personal hygiene and cleanliness, businesses must provide adequate food safety training to every employee who handles food. Proper training will ensure that everyone is aware of what they need to do, and how they need to do it. Food safety and personal hygiene training should not be one and done, it needs to be ongoing.

Our course is suitable for:

  • New hire orientation
  • Refresher / annual training
  • Train the Trainer
  • Class sizes from 1-100+

The World Health Organization estimates that illness from unsafe food causes 420,000 deaths per year. Safe food handling saves lives. Additional benefits of following proper food safety protocols include reduced economic loss, increased uptake of nutritious foods, and reduced environmental impact from food loss and waste. At NSC we offer affordable, reliable food safety & personal hygiene training.

Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training Streaming Subscription – English

Food, prepare it incorrectly and it can make us sick or even worse.  Food related illnesses are on the rise, but many can be prevented. The preparation and cooking of food has changed dramatically over the last 100 years. We have learned to never leave frozen meat on a kitchen counter at room temperature to thaw.   Scientific research has shown us that improper food handling, preparation, storage, and even bad personal hygiene can and will result in food poisoning or a food-borne illness. Food-borne illnesses are commonly caused by bacteria and viruses and are defined as any illness that results from eating contaminated food. Symptoms of foodborne illness include upset stomach, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration. Symptoms can be mild, but sometimes severe enough to require a hospital stay. Each year the Center for Disease Control estimates that in the United States alone, food-borne illnesses cause nearly 180 million illnesses, almost 500,000 hospitalizations, and over 6,000 deaths. Good personal hygiene and proper food handling play an important role in the health and well-being of not only yourself, but to those whom you also serve.   Many times, food-borne illness outbreaks are the result of contamination from those that handle the food.  Sanitary food handling, proper cooking, and refrigeration should prevent most food-borne illnesses.

Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training Class Topic Overview:

  • Health codes
  • Your personal hygiene
  • The steps to handling food safely
  • Other safety rules when handling and preparing food
  • Conclusion

Our easy-to-use training kit provides all the materials you need for a successful food safety training class, including:

  • 22-minute Food Safety & Personal Hygiene training video developed by industry experts
  • Food safety PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
  • Printable documents, including:
    • Training outline
    • Compliance Manual
    • Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
    • Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
    • Employee Quiz and Answer Key
    • Kitchen, Restaurant & Food Service Supplemental Documents

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, workers should understand the fundamentals of food safety, personal hygiene, clean kitchen workspaces, and proper food handling techniques.

Who should take this course?

New food service employees and members of supervisory and management teams. This training can also be used as refresher course or to train the trainer.

Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training Streaming Subscription – Spanish

Food, prepare it incorrectly and it can make us sick or even worse.  Food related illnesses are on the rise, but many can be prevented. The preparation and cooking of food has changed dramatically over the last 100 years. We have learned to never leave frozen meat on a kitchen counter at room temperature to thaw.   Scientific research has shown us that improper food handling, preparation, storage, and even bad personal hygiene can and will result in food poisoning or a food-borne illness. Food-borne illnesses are commonly caused by bacteria and viruses and are defined as any illness that results from eating contaminated food. Symptoms of foodborne illness include upset stomach, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration. Symptoms can be mild, but sometimes severe enough to require a hospital stay. Each year the Center for Disease Control estimates that in the United States alone, food-borne illnesses cause nearly 180 million illnesses, almost 500,000 hospitalizations, and over 6,000 deaths. Good personal hygiene and proper food handling play an important role in the health and well-being of not only yourself, but to those whom you also serve.   Many times, food-borne illness outbreaks are the result of contamination from those that handle the food.  Sanitary food handling, proper cooking, and refrigeration should prevent most food-borne illnesses.

Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training Class Topic Overview:

  • Health codes
  • Your personal hygiene
  • The steps to handling food safely
  • Other safety rules when handling and preparing food
  • Conclusion

Our easy-to-use training kit provides all the materials you need for a successful food safety training class, including:

  • 22-minute Food Safety & Personal Hygiene training video developed by industry experts
  • Food safety PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
  • Printable documents, including:
    • Training outline
    • Compliance Manual
    • Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
    • Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
    • Employee Quiz and Answer Key
    • Kitchen, Restaurant & Food Service Supplemental Documents

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, workers should understand the fundamentals of food safety, personal hygiene, clean kitchen workspaces, and proper food handling techniques.

Who should take this course?

New food service employees and members of supervisory and management teams. This training can also be used as refresher course or to train the trainer.

Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training Booklets (pkg of 10)

Food, prepared incorrectly, can make us sick or even worse.  Food related illnesses are on the rise, but many can be prevented.  The preparation and cooking of food have changed dramatically over the last 100 years.  We have learned to never leave frozen  meat on a kitchen counter at room temperature to thaw.  Scientific research has shown that improper food handling, preparation, storage, and even bad personal hygiene can and will result in food poisoning or foodborne illness. Foodborne illnesses are commonly caused by bacteria and viruses and are defined as any illness that results from eating contaminated food.  Symptoms of food-borne illness can include an upset stomach, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration.  Symptoms can be mild, but sometimes severe enough requiring a hospital stay.

This 16-page booklet is an excellent resource to complement our training course, and addresses the following areas:

  • Health Codes
  • Hand Washing and Personal Hygiene
  • The Steps to Handle Food Safely
  • Other Safety Rules When Handling and Preparing Food
  • Conclusion

Additional Information Weight 0.6 lbs Dimensions 8.5 x 5.5. x 0.5 in Language English, Spanish

Food Safety and Personal Hygiene Training Course Video Kit

Foodborne illness or food poisoning, commonly caused by bacteria and viruses such as salmonella and norovirus, is defined as an illness caused by eating contaminated food. Symptoms of foodborne illness include upset stomach, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration. Symptoms may range from mild to severe.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that in the United States alone, food poisoning causes about 76 million illnesses, 300,000 hospitalizations, and up to 5,000 deaths each year.

This course was developed to help your employees learn good personal hygiene and proper food handling to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks and protect the people they love. Sanitary food handling, proper cooking and refrigeration are also covered to round out their food safety knowledge.

Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training Class Topic Overview:

  • Understanding health codes
  • Hand washing & personal hygiene
  • Cleaning kitchen surfaces and spaces
  • How and why to separate foods
  • Proper cooking temperatures
  • Proper methods for chilling food
  • Additional safety rules

Our easy-to-use training kit provides all the materials you need for a successful food safety training class, including:

  • 19-minute Food Safety & Personal Hygiene training video developed by industry experts
  • Food safety PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
  • Printable documents, including:
    • Training outline
    • Compliance Manual
    • Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
    • Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
    • Employee Quiz and Answer Key
    • Kitchen, Restaurant & Food Service Supplemental Documents

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, workers should understand the fundamentals of food safety, personal hygiene, clean kitchen workspaces, and proper food handling techniques.

Who should take this course?

New food service employees and members of supervisory and management teams. This training can also be used as refresher course or to train the trainer.

The following are free previews of the Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training videos:

Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training Video Kit

Food, prepare it incorrectly and it can make us sick or even worse.  Food related illnesses are on the rise, but many can be prevented. The preparation and cooking of food has changed dramatically over the last 100 years. We have learned to never leave frozen meat on a kitchen counter at room temperature to thaw.   Scientific research has shown us that improper food handling, preparation, storage, and even bad personal hygiene can and will result in food poisoning or a food-borne illness. Food-borne illnesses are commonly caused by bacteria and viruses and are defined as any illness that results from eating contaminated food. Symptoms of foodborne illness include upset stomach, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration. Symptoms can be mild, but sometimes severe enough to require a hospital stay. Each year the Center for Disease Control estimates that in the United States alone, food-borne illnesses cause nearly 180 million illnesses, almost 500,000 hospitalizations, and over 6,000 deaths. Good personal hygiene and proper food handling play an important role in the health and well-being of not only yourself, but to those whom you also serve.   Many times, food-borne illness outbreaks are the result of contamination from those that handle the food.  Sanitary food handling, proper cooking, and refrigeration should prevent most food-borne illnesses.

Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training Class Topic Overview:

  • Health codes
  • Your personal hygiene
  • The steps to handling food safely
  • Other safety rules when handling and preparing food
  • Conclusion

Our easy-to-use training kit provides all the materials you need for a successful food safety training class, including:

  • 22-minute Food Safety & Personal Hygiene training video developed by industry experts
  • Food safety PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
  • Printable documents, including:
    • Training outline
    • Compliance Manual
    • Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
    • Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
    • Employee Quiz and Answer Key
    • Kitchen, Restaurant & Food Service Supplemental Documents

Course Outcomes After completing this course, workers should understand the fundamentals of food safety, personal hygiene, clean kitchen workspaces, and proper food handling techniques. Who should take this course? New food service employees and members of supervisory and management teams. This training can also be used as refresher course or to train the trainer.

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Food and Kitchen Safety: Why It Matters

Food safety is important for many reasons, the number one reason? Everyone eats. Food that is handled improperly can make you sick. As a matter of fact, statistically 1 in 6 Americans experience some type of foodborne illness each year. The FDA states, “While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually. And each year these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.”

However, the numbers may realistically be much higher, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that in the United States alone, food poisoning causes about 76 million illnesses, 300,000 hospitalizations, and up to 5,000 deaths each year. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) asserts that foodborne illnesses can cause long-lasting disability and even death. Clearly, proper food handling is vital. According to DATA USA, 12.1 million Americans work in the restaurant industry, and an additional 140 thousand work in the food processing industry. Having a food safety training course is the starting place to ensuring food is handled in the safest way possible.

Four safe food handling steps include:

  • Clean: proper handwashing, keeping tools and surfaces clean and dry
  • Separate: keep meat and other ingredients apart from each other
  • Cook: properly check internal food temperature
  • Chill: monitor refrigerator and freezer temperatures


Following the food safety guidelines when handling and preparing food is a must. This includes washing your hands often, keeping meat separate from other foods, cooking food to the proper temperature, and appropriate food storage. All foodservice employees must be educated in the best practices for handling food.

Topics Covered in our Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training Program:

  • Understanding health codes
  • Hand washing & personal hygiene
  • Cleaning kitchen surfaces and spaces
  • How and why to separate foods
  • Proper cooking temperatures
  • Proper methods for chilling food
  • Additional safety rules

In addition to the obvious risks involved with foodservice, there are less evident risks that employers and employees should take into account. Safety training that highlights these hazards is also an important consideration. For example, some common risks in the kitchen include slips, burns, fire, electrical issues, improper handling of kitchen equipment. Accidents happen; however, excellent safety training can prepare workers with good hazard management skills. In addition to the Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training we offer a Food Service Safety Orientation Training Program that covers many kitchen hazards that workers need to navigate safely on a day-to-day basis.

Food Service Safety Orientation Training Program Topics:

  • Slips, Trips & Falls
  • Lifting & Posture
  • Fire Safety
  • Burns
  • Electrical Safety
  • Chemical Safety
  • Knives, Slicers & Other Sharp Items
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Clothing
  • Housekeeping
  • First Aid

The importance of food and kitchen safety cannot be overstated. Of course, those with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, elderly people, and the very young are at greatest risk of the most serious consequences from most foodborne illnesses. However, some organisms that cause illnesses actually pose serious threats to everyone. Additionally, accidents caused by a lack of training or awareness can be prevented. It is the responsibility of every employer to ensure that their employees have the resources they need to protect themselves and others.

Safety Orientation – Foodservice Training Streaming Subscription – English

Whether you are a cafeteria line server, Certified Master Chef, dishwasher in the foodservice department of the local hospital, or maybe you just cook at home, kitchen safety training is something from which everyone that works in a kitchen setting can benefit. Wet floors, knives, steamers, mixers, slicers, grinders, dish machines, hot surfaces and fryers are just a few of the potential hazards present in a kitchen setting. There are many opportunities for accidents and injuries to occur. This is especially true when the lunch or dinner “rush” is on. A small piece of lettuce on the floor can be a very dangerous slip hazard and even more so when everyone is rushing around and is less likely to notice it: That is, until someone slips on it and falls.

Our safety orientation for food service is designed to foster positive safety attitudes in the workplace and empower your employees to make good hazard management decisions.

Food Service Safety Orientation Training Class Topic Overview:

  • Slips, Trips & Falls
  • Lifting & Posture
  • Fire Safety
  • Burns
  • Electrical Safety
  • Chemical Safety
  • Knives, Slicers & Other Sharp Items
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Clothing
  • Housekeeping
  • First Aid

Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials for running successful training with minimal prep, including:

  • 16 Minute Food Service New Employee Safety Orientation Training Video
  • Food Service New Employee Safety Orientation PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
  • Printable documents, including:
    • Training outline
    • Compliance Manual
    • Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
    • Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
    • Employee Quiz and Answer Key
    • Food Service Supplemental Documents

Course Outcomes

After completing this training, your workers will have a good foundation of knowledge of kitchen hazards and how to navigate food service work with safety in mind.

Who should take this course?
All new workers in food service. This training is also suitable for members of management, supervisors, to train the trainer and for refresher courses.

Safety Orientation – Foodservice Training Streaming Subscription – Spanish

Whether you are a cafeteria line server, Certified Master Chef, dishwasher in the foodservice department of the local hospital, or maybe you just cook at home, kitchen safety training is something from which everyone that works in a kitchen setting can benefit. Wet floors, knives, steamers, mixers, slicers, grinders, dish machines, hot surfaces and fryers are just a few of the potential hazards present in a kitchen setting. There are many opportunities for accidents and injuries to occur. This is especially true when the lunch or dinner “rush” is on. A small piece of lettuce on the floor can be a very dangerous slip hazard and even more so when everyone is rushing around and is less likely to notice it: That is, until someone slips on it and falls.

Our safety orientation for food service is designed to foster positive safety attitudes in the workplace and empower your employees to make good hazard management decisions.

Food Service Safety Orientation Training Class Topic Overview:

  • Slips, Trips & Falls
  • Lifting & Posture
  • Fire Safety
  • Burns
  • Electrical Safety
  • Chemical Safety
  • Knives, Slicers & Other Sharp Items
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Clothing
  • Housekeeping
  • First Aid

Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials for running successful training with minimal prep, including:

  • 16 Minute Food Service New Employee Safety Orientation Training Video
  • Food Service New Employee Safety Orientation PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
  • Printable documents, including:
    • Training outline
    • Compliance Manual
    • Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
    • Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
    • Employee Quiz and Answer Key
    • Food Service Supplemental Documents

Course Outcomes

After completing this training, your workers will have a good foundation of knowledge of kitchen hazards and how to navigate food service work with safety in mind.

Who should take this course?
All new workers in food service. This training is also suitable for members of management, supervisors, to train the trainer and for refresher courses.

Safety Orientation for Foodservice Training Booklets (pkg of 10)

Whether you are a cafeteria line server, Certified Master Chef, dishwasher in the foodservice department of the local hospital, or maybe you just cook at home, kitchen safety training is something from which everyone that works in a kitchen setting can benefit. Wet floors, knives, steamers, mixers, slicers, grinders, dish machines, hot surfaces and fryers are just a few of the potential hazards present in a kitchen setting of a restaurant or other foodservice industry. There are many opportunities for accidents and injuries to occur in a restaurant or kitchen. This is especially true when the lunch or dinner “rush” is on. A small piece of lettuce on the floor of a kitchen can be a very dangerous slip hazard and even more so when everyone is rushing around and is less likely to notice it: That is until someone slips on it and falls. This booklet will discuss a variety of topics that are or could become safety hazards in the kitchen.

This 16-page booklet is an excellent resource to complement our training course, and addresses the following areas:

  • Slips, Trips & Falls
  • Lifting & Posture
  • Fire Safety
  • Burns
  • Electrical Safety
  • Chemical Safety
  • Knives, Slicers & Other Sharp Items
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Clothing
  • Housekeeping
  • First Aid

Additional Information Weight 0.6 lbs Dimensions 8.5 x 5.5. x 0.5 in Language English, Spanish