Food Safety Manager for Retail Food Establishments?

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If you don’t currently have a Certified Food Safety Manager on staff for your retail food establishment, the FDA would like to gently nudge you to do so.

As the FDA ramps up food safety efforts, they are encouraging retail food establishments to take the step voluntarily.  Having the choice to do so may soon be out of your hands, as the FDA is pushing state and local regulatory bodies to mandate it.

Currently most states, including Michigan, only require that restaurants have a certified food safety manager on hand.

According to stats from the FDA’s 2008 Trend Analysis Report, restaurants with certified food safety managers are greater compliance than those without.

While the findings of the FDA certainly make sense.  As a retail food establishment, how would you feel about a mandatory requirement?