The CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) accreditation programme was introduced under the auspices of CESA to deliver a complete overview of how foodservice businesses operate, and the equipment used.
Now the association has launched CFSP Enhance, which keeps all those with CFSP accreditation up to speed with the latest issues, legislation and regulations.
For example, The Food Standards Agency recently published its latest guidance on the control of cross contamination, which includes reference to cleaning programmes involving dishwashers and vacuum packing equipment. As part of the CFSP Enhance scheme, all CFSP accredited personnel received a free copy of the Guide.
“A major benefit of the CFSP scheme is that it is internationally recognised,” CESA chair, Simon Frost commented.
“For individuals, this means their accreditation will enhance their professional standing in many parts of the world. For international organisations, it means the skills and knowledge gained by their executives through CFSP can be applied across their business.”
He added: “The CFSP ‘wall of fame’, featuring the hundreds of individuals who have passed the programme from the UK, illustrates the way the scheme is attracting a cross section of people and business from both sides of the supply chain, including operators, manufacturers, distributors and consultants.
“In the coming year we will be developing new levels and benefits for the CFSP scheme, new modules and learning avenues. For example, we’re looking at an industry-specific training programme to encourage young people and also new entrants to our industry to improve their knowledge and understanding.”