Food Safety Training Services

Food Safety Training for Georgia's Finest Food Establishments
Terri R.Waller, Terri Waller, Benson Mills GroupAs the owner or manager of a food service establishment committed to success, you simply cannot afford any shortcomings in the cleanliness of your facility.  The last thing you need is for a bad health inspection report on the evening news to scare customers away from your establishment! To stay ahead in Georgia's highly competitive food service industry, your facility must maintain the highest standards of cleanliness to keep customers coming through the doors.

The State of Georgia requires that each food service establishment have an owner or at least one manager on staff, designated for that one establishment, who has successfully completed an approved food safety training program and passed a professionally validated, accredited Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM) exam.  CFSMs must maintain and renew certification in accordance with the requirements of the examination taken.
*For more information view pages 29-31 of the Georgia Food Code*

The Benson Mills Group provides food safety training classes for both managers and employees, and food safety consulting to Georgia's food establishments.  Through comprehensive food safety training, we help food service establishments maintain a positive brand, reputation and bottom line.  

Our food safety training classes are taught by professional, certified food safety instructors who have more than 15 years of combined training experience.  Additionally, our food safety certification exams are administered by registered exam proctors.

We are certified to train in
two programs, both well-known in the industry:

ServSafe® food safety training-is the training program of the National Restaurant Association. ServSafe®
offers both management training and employee level training.  The management is taught in an 8-hour format or 16-hour format utilizing the ServSafe® Manager 6th Edition study manual.  After completing the classroom portion, the student completes a 90 question multiple choice exam.  They must score a 75 or higher to pass. After passing, they are certified and their certification lasts for 5 years.

ServSafe® is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and used under license by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Restaurant Association.

NEHA-NEHA is the food safety training program of the National Environmental Health Association.  NEHA offers both management training and employee level training.  The management training is taught in an 8-hour format or a 16-hour format utilizing the Professional Food Manager 4th Edition study manual.  After completing the classroom portion, the student completes a 100 question (90 questions are food safety, and 10 questions are survey) Prometric Certified Professional Food Manager exam.  They must score a 70 or higher to pass.  After passing, they are certified and their certification lasts for 3 years.

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Our Unique Approach to Food Safety Training

Before Class
  • Participants will receive materials in advance of the class date to allow time for pre-class preparation and study.
  • Upon registration, students are immediately assigned an instructor.
  • Students may contact their assigned instructor before their training date; allowing them the opportunity to receive explanation or clarification in any area in which they may be experiencing difficulty during the studying process.
The Day of Class
  • The instructor leads a review of the entire study manual.
  • We recognize that students learn differently and avoid using a “cookie cutter” approach to instruction.   We utilize various interactive and hands-on training methods that are designed to fully engage the students. Training methods include but are not limited to Power Point presentations, videos & DVDs, use of training aids, demonstrations, guided discussions and frequent comprehension testing through information black board challenges and team interaction.
  • At the end of class the student complete a multiple-choice exam.
  • Students who pass the exam are awarded certification.
  • The instructor tracks results and make recommendations to improve your establishment's food safety program.
To enroll in one of our food safety training programs click here to register or call us today at 404-451-4468!


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Customer Testimonials

Our Customer Service evaluations are conducted by Treco-Jones Marketing and Public Relations Firm.  We found it necessary to hire a third-party firm to conduct our evaluations to get an accurate picture on how our customers really see us.

"After being in food service for over 15 years this class has been the most informative food safety class I've taken.  The class was not boring, Terri kept us involved through hands on training.  Terri is very knowledgeable and informative.  In five years when my certification expires.  I will definitely take this class again.  G. Wesley

"The class was very well taught.  I've learned a lot and in very different ways.  Reviewing each chapter one by one helped.  Also, recalling the work on paper helped to enhance my knowledge in food safety."  D. Holland

"It was a pleasure having this training with you today!  You are extremely knowledgeable, and your delivery was lively and engaging.  Thank you and I appreciate your efforts to help us be better managers; and your passion and commitment to educating others in food safety was evident. A. Russo

"Terri is very enthusiastic, professional and genuinely interested in the success of her students.M.McCurdy

"Terri is very professional, the way she explained and interacted with the students.  I took this class before and it was extremely boring.  She asked questions, use different things that make students get involved.  C. Figueroa

"We were a room of diverse people with diverse food experience; Terri did a great job at explaining the material at all levels.  There was a good mixture in her teaching style and interaction forcing us to get up and not sit in a chair during the entire class.  I think she kept the class going enough to make it great." K. Hemmer

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