Food Safety

Free Online and Mobile Training in English and Spanish

Over 35 training modules for retail associates working in fresh departments.


A quiz follows the completion of each course. Users can track their quiz scores and generate a certificate of completion by creating an optional site account.

Food Safety Featured Job Guide
Deli Slicer Cleaning

Deli Slicer Cleaning
Clean deli slicers can help reduce the spread of Listeria monocytogenes and other potentially deadly foodborne illnesses. Learn the proper way with this step-by-step guide.

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Cheese Department Featured Workbook
Introduction to Food Safety

Introduction to Food Safety
The Free Series

As a part of IDDBA's mission to promote the growth and development of dairy, deli, bakery, and cheese sales, we are pleased to bring you our Introduction to Food Safety training series at no cost. This is a decision of our Board of Directors and it strongly supports our association's vision of being recognized as an essential resource for relevant information and services which add value across all food channels for our perishable categories.

The Importance of Food Safety

Food safety is the most important aspect of any food-related job. It is vital for each employee to do his or her part every day, every time, to ensure that the store's food is safe. This series of courses will teach about the importance of food safety and what associates can do to keep food safe.

The courses are designed as workbooks. All three courses should take about 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete. You can download and take the courses based on the needs of your business.

What You'll Learn

  • What is food safety?
  • Why is food safety important?
  • What is the role of personal hygiene?
  • How to keep the department clean and sanitized.
  • What pathogens affect food?
  • How to control food pathogens.

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