Online, self-guided Retail Food Program Standards Self-Assessment/Verification Audit (SAVA) Courses for Standards 1, 5, 6, and 7 are now available. These courses are designed for program managers and those directly responsible for conducting program self-assessments or verification audits. The courses can be completed at the user’s own pace.

Courses currently open for registration include: an introduction to the Program Standards and administrative procedures and SAVA Audit Courses for Standards 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

The Retail Food Program Standards:

  • help guide program managers in designing and managing regulatory retail food programs,
  • provide a way to recognize programs meeting the standards, and
  • are designed to help food regulatory programs enhance the services they provide to the public.

Detailed information regarding course descriptions, course objectives, target audience, course prerequisites, and class schedule is available on the ORAU Portal. If you have questions about the FDA Retail Program Standards, please contact an FDA Retail Food Specialist. Please visit the FDA Retail Food Protection website for information about the Retail Program Standards.

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