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Conference for Food Protection (CFP)

What is the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) and what does it mean that the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Examination is recognized by CFP?

The Conference for Food Protection (CFP) is an independent national voluntary organization established to promote food safety and consumer protection.

The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Examination has conformed to the CFP standards for examination development. The CFP, in conjunction with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), developed a voluntary program and protocol for recognizing food protection manager certification examinations. The purpose of the recognition program is to ensure certification exams conform to CFP standards for validity, reliability and legal defensibility.

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