ANSI specified as accreditation body for food handlers.
Press Release Summary:
September 22, 2011 - Under amendment to California's Health and Safety Code, training providers issuing personnel certificates to food safety handlers in the state must be accredited by ANSI under ANSI Certificate Accreditation Program. Beginning Jan 1, 2012, food handlers may obtain food handler card only from training providers that meet ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs. Cards allow handlers to demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to proper food handling procedures.
Original Press Release
California Law Specifies ANSI as the Accreditation Body for California Food Handlers Safety Training Providers
Press release date: September 13, 2011
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide. The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).