National Food Service Training Program

Restaurants Canada developed the National Food Safety Training Program in response to a growing demand for food safety training that meets the needs of food service operators from coast-to-coast. Designed to train and certify quick-service, full-service, chain and independent operators and employees to a national standard of food safety, NFSTP was launched in 2004. NFSTP is now available across Canada through a network of certified trainers, as well as online.


NFSTP is accredited by all Canadian Health Authorities that require food handler certification.

Based on the content of Restaurant Canada’s Food Safety Code of Practice, NFSTP is a comprehensive review of food safety issues and safe food handling practices, including:

  • Introduction to Food Safety
  • Biological Hazards
  • Food Safety Hazards
  • Facilities Design & Construction
  • Equipment & Utensils
  • Control of Hazards
  • Pest Control
  • Employee & Visitor Illness, Inquiry & Hygiene
  • Education & Training
  • Program Management (HACCP)