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ANSI Accreditation for Food Safety

ANSI accreditation helps assure quality and safety of food products, systems, services, and personnel. Food safety scheme owners rely on ANSI accreditation to foster consumer confidence. And state and local governments rely upon ANSI accreditation to demonstrate the qualifications of food safety handlers.

Product Certification

In  accordance with ISO/IEC 17065, General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems, ANSI accredits certification bodies that operate a number of certification schemes dedicated to food safety, including:

ANSI’s product certification accreditation programs have been in place for over forty years and include activities under a number of food-related scopes. Currently, ANSI has 34 accredited product certification bodies among its food safety accreditations.


Certificate Issuers

Laws in California, Illinois, Arizona, West Virginia, Texas, and New Mexico, and some local jurisdictions require food handlers within their limits to have a food-handling training certificate from an ANSI accredited certificate program, demonstrating compliance with ASTM E2659, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs, an American National Standard.


Personnel Certification

Twenty-six states have adopted food protection manager certification requirements, which ANSI accredits under the Conference for Food Protection’s Standards for Accreditation of Food Protection Manager Certification Programs.


Recognitions