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ServSafe Practice Test - 237 free practice questions around food safety.

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ServSafe Food Handler Practice Exam - Updated 2022!


The ServSafe training and certification program is administered by the National Restaurant Association each year. It is the highest national standard in food service training and certification.  This content set allows you to build your own practice quiz to study on your own time.  Also, a number of city, local, state, and corporate food handler certifications are based on similar information.
You should use the ServSafe manual as your main study materials: ServSafe Manager, Revised with ServSafe Exam Answer Sheet (6th Edition)

Food Safety Manager topic breakdown:
  • personal hygiene
  • food-borne illness
  • receiving, storing, preparing and serving foods
  • food safety regulations
Food Handler topic breakdown:
  • basic food safety
  • personal hygiene
  • cross-contamination and allergens
  • time and temperature control
  • cleaning and sanitation
Alcohol Service topics include:
  • Alcohol laws and your responsibilities
  • evaluating intoxication levels
  • dealing with difficult situations
  • checking identification

This free practice exam features 232 essential multiple choice questions dealing with issues of safe food preparation, food storage, and kitchen practices, as well as legal procedures and the science of contamination with accurate and practical advice vital to the success of any culinary professional, kitchen manager, food safety professional, or home cook.
This comprehensive practice test will help you not only review key food safety and food service concepts, but also familiarize yourself with the exam format that you will encounter on test day.

It is ideal for anyone preparing for certification programs in ServSafe Manager, ServSafe Food Handler, and ServSafe Alcohol. Additionally, it is a comprehensive guide for anyone preparing for other food and beverage (F&B) industry safety certifications such as the American Food Safety Institute (AFSI) Food Manager Certification (FMC) exam, and the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP) Certified Food Safety Professional examination, and the content is also applicable to state level exams. 
It will also be applicable for any "health card"  in the restaurant industry.  This is typically a document that certifies that a food service worker has completed a food safety training program and understands the principles of food hygiene and sanitation. The card is issued by a recognized training organization and serves as evidence of the holder's knowledge and commitment to maintaining safe and clean food handling practices. The card is usually required by local health departments and is often a condition of employment in the food service industry. The health card aims to ensure that food service workers are knowledgeable about food safety and are equipped to handle food in a manner that protects consumers' health.

Disclaimer: This content is provided for informational purposes only. It has not been edited, fact checked or updated. This content is neither affiliated nor endorsed by the National Restaurant Association. These questions were written by a third party test prep company and licensed by PracticeQuiz for use on this site. Please use at your own discretion.


There are 40 graded questions on the ServSafe Food Safety exam.

The ServSafe Food Safety exam is about 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

The passing score of the ServSafe Food Safety is usually 75%.

Passing the ServSafe Food Safety exam grants the test taker the ServSafe Food Safety Certificate.

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