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Some of the professions that either would require or benefit from individuals who have received food safety training...

Foodservice and Hospitality Industry

  • Cook

  • Chef

  • Server

  • Caterers

  • Baker

  • Receiver/Purchaser

  • Dishwasher

  • Maitre D'

  • Busser

  • Front of House and Back of House Managers

  • Supervisor, Owners, Franchisees

  • Training personnel

  • Expediter

  • Delivery persons

  • Porter

  • Vendors - Hot dogs, B-B-Q, Cotton Candy, Peanuts, Beverages, Pizza, Ice Cream, ETC at any venue ie. concerts, Olympics, carnival, fair, street vendor, catering truck etc.

  • Any other personnel who may at any point in their career become in contact with the guest food, or have any duty within reasonable range of food preparation/consumption areas directly and indirectly involving the food.

Retail Grocery/Convenience Store Industry

  • Manager - all sections including dry foods

  • Bakery personnel

  • Deli personnel

  • Fish/Butcher/Produce personnel

  • Cashier - last control point between store possession and customer possession of foodstuffs.

  • Stock persons

  • Receiver/purchaser

  • Supervisors, Owners, Fanchisees

  • Training personnel

  • In store demo laborers

  • Any other staff members who will at any point in their career come in contact or work in any capacity that could adversely effect the integrity of the established food safety protocols including maintenance personnel responsible for the supervision and general upkeep of refrigeration or hot holding equipment

Food Processing/Manufacturing/Distribution

  • Manager - all sections including dry foods

  • Production/Line personnel

  • Sales personnel

  • Purchasing/Receiving personnel

  • Quality Assurance/Control Personnel

  • Supervisors

  • Training personnel

  • In store demo laborers

  • Simply: If you have a HACCP system, but haven't trained any food safety to your employees, then you actually don't have a HACCP System

  • Any other staff members who will at any point in their career come in contact or work in any capacity that could adversely effect the integrity of the established food safety protocols including maintenance personnel responsible for the supervision and general upkeep of refrigeration or hot holding equipment

Indirect Industry Related Occupations

  • Nanny

  • Home care worker

  • RPN

  • ECE students - early childhood educators especially as many ECE students when employed will have the specific duty of refrigerating and later serving a child's lunch or preparing items such as cheese and crackers, etc. Children are one of the top candidates for foodborne illness and unfortunately among the highest percentage who die every year because of improper food handling. This is due mainly to the underdeveloped immune system. 

  • Daycare workers

  • Baby sitters

  • Cafeteria workers

  • Nurses

  • Live-in or visitation care-taker 

  • Tour guides - exotic locations tours, etc.

  • Soon-to-be, or already parents

I do hope this list will help you in raising awareness that Food Safety is not a narrow market, it does affect an immense percentage of jobs available today. Here is a quick statistic close to home:

In the United States, there were approximately 76 million cases of foodborne illnesses in 1997:

  • 325,000 were hospitalized 

  • 5,000 people died 

  • Major pathogens from food borne illness in the United States cost upwards of US $35 billion dollars in medical costs and lost productivity (1997) 

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