Foodservice sales in convenience stores are about 23% of in-store sales, a category that continues to be a key focus area for retailers. The importance of food safety is paramount: Outbreaks affect not only individual brands but the entire industry. Resources from NACS, allied industry groups and associations, and the federal government can help retailers enhance their safe food handling practices and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
NACS Food Safety Training
Retail operators can now earn a Certified Convenience Foodservice Management designation by completing a 10-course online training series which tackles the key aspects of developing and growing a successful foodservice offer.
NACS partners with Ready Training Online (RTO) for learning management and web-based training. Retailers can access comprehensive solutions for a variety of training needs, including serving and preparing food safely.
The UDSA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serve important roles in ensuring food safety in the United States. Sign up for news, recall alerts and tips on safely handling and storing food at foodsafety.gov.
Information on the FDA Food Code, Retail Food Safety Initiative and other resources to help retailers reduce the risk of foodborne illness.