Foodservice Equipment Reports

NRA Acquires National Registry Of Food Safety Professionals

In an acquisition that merges the foodservice industry’s leaders in food safety certification, the National Restaurant Association has acquired the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. The NRA’s ServSafe program, which recently issued more than million ServSafe certifications, is the leader in food safety training; NRFSP, a U.S.-based certification body, focuses on providing certificates for individuals seeking credentials in a variety of food safety disciplines.

“When two great brands in this industry join forces with a common mission and a shared vision, everyone from our customers to our business owners benefit,” said Larry Lynch, President of the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. “As NRA and NRFSP come together, we look forward to combining the strengths of the National Registry program and the ServSafe program to advance the delivery of an actionable food safety culture throughout the industry.”

Founded in 1997 as a food manager certification program by leading food industry experts, NRFSP has expanded over the years to include the Food Safety Manager Certification (domestic and international), HACCP Manager Certification and Food Handler Training Certificate - accredited by the American National Standards Institute.