Restaurant health inspections usually occur 2 to 4 times a year, and are generally unannounced. Do you want to be caught unprepared? For instance, do your employees know that eating and drinking in the kitchen, as paradoxical as it may seem, is a health code violation? or that according to the FDA, all food should be stored at least 6 inches off the floor, to prevent contamination, and some local health codes extend this requirement to over a foot? If you are unsure as to whether or not you are meeting all health code standards and requirements, a food safety certification program can help any restaurant with its food quality management. Food safety courses have made the transition from long traditional lecture settings to being able to be complete online, allowing you and your staff to get your food handling certificate online. Food safety courses cover everything from restaurant food safety to informative information regarding the types of bacteria and food borne illnesses that can be developed as a result of handling food improperly. Benefits to using an online food safety course is the ability to track employee progress and scores, the ability to maintain training procedures, and print food protection certificates. Food handling courses are an important part of working in the food industry and should not be overlooked. Failure to comply can lead to fines, and even the closing of your business doors, so do not skip this process.