Alabama Grocers Association Training and Compliance Programs
Currently stores are required to have one person in the store with a Food Safety Manager Certification. The new food code requires that a certified food manager be present during all hours of operation. This is effective January 2020. If a person with this certification is not in the establishment, they will lose 5 points on their inspection report and have 120 days to come into compliance. There is also a 1-year grace period for class failure. AGA has been working with the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals to make sure our retailers can be in compliance. The Retail Grocery Manager Certification is created by industry subject matter experts with questions and scenarios directly applicable to the grocery environment. The exam is accredited by ANSI and accepted in the same jurisdictions as the standard food manager exam. The process will remain easy.
- Purchase the book online from: http://shopping.nrfsp.com/food-safety-management-principles-for-managers-english for $23.95.
- Have your employee study the book.
- To set up testing you will need to call the Association office at 205.823.5498. You must set up your testing at least 3 weeks in advance. Cost for the testing is $50 per person.