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NJFC Receives $150K Grant Award For Food Safety, Training

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Last updated on June 2nd, 2023 at 12:50 pm

The New Jersey Food Council has been awarded a $149,800 grant from the customized training program in New Jersey’s Department of Labor to support food handlers and provide safety training for supermarkets, grocers and convenience stores.

The grant will support the partnership between the NJFC and the Office of Continuing Education at Rutgers University, which administers the project. It is offered to NJFC member companies to provide food handlers with extensive and required state and federal food safety and sanitation training.

“We are pleased to offer this training to improve the skill set and employment opportunities for our workforce. This grant for New Jersey food retailers ensures their employees are trained in the latest food safety and sanitation requirements,” said Linda Doherty, NJFC president and CEO.

“As New Jersey reopens from the COVID crisis and more workers are needed to feed New Jersey residents who are shopping for food, this grant reinforces strong food safety practices, principles and qualifications.”

The training is a collaboration with SafeMark Supermarkets through the National Registry and ServSafe through the National Restaurant Association.

Classes approved in the grant include a 16-hour food safety training and an eight-hour food handler course.

The New Jersey Food Council is the state’s trade association representing 1,200 retail food stores, wholesalers, manufacturing and service companies that employ more than 200,000 associates in the state. For more information, visit njfoodcouncil.com.

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