Restaurant association acquires food safety certification entity

February 12, 2016

The National Restaurant Association bought  a food safety certification body — the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals — earlier this week.

The Orlando-based National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP) formed 18 years ago to offer training and food safety certification for personnel in the restaurant, hotel and quick service industries. The Washington D.C. based National Restaurant Association (NRA) plans on integrating its ServSafe program, which it calls “the gold standard in food safety training,” with NRFSP’s food safety management certifications.

The NRFSP grew out of the 1997 partnership of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Professional…