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Key Milestones

Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, IL, FoodHandler is the established food safety leader — providing simplified compliance and peace of mind to a range of food service operations. Founded in 1969, FoodHandler has set the highest quality standards in the market, consistently delivering top-notch service and innovative products that ensure food safety at operations around the globe.

Key Company Milestones

2014: FoodHandler® introduces revolutionary single glove dispensing system, oneSAFE®.

2013: FoodHandler® expands warehouse footprint to include a facility in Elk Grove Village, IL and relocated another warehouse from Nevada to Los Angeles, CA to better serve customers and foodservice markets.

2012: Bunzl acquires FoodHandler® division.

2004: Stone Creek and Riverside Capital merged and created BSSI (Microflex and FoodHandler®).

2004: FoodHandler® joins with trusted medical safety supply company Microflex Corporation. Both companies become subsidiaries of BarrierSafe Solutions International Incorporated (BSSI). The additional resources available through BSSI — increased R&D capabilities, expanded product innovation, greater operational efficiencies, and supply chain management expertise — strengthen FoodHandler’s commitment to developing and marketing innovative food safety products.

2003: FoodHandler® introduces the company’s first NSF-certified products.

2002: SMS was formed and provided food safety training for end-user and distribution (on line and direct), hand hygiene, safety solution surveys, a resource for state regulatory information, and a consultative role with major national accounts.

2000: FoodHandler® is purchased by Stone Creek.

1998: The company introduces 30 new products.

1997: The first Director of Quality Assurance and Training is hired, giving way to FoodHandler’s food safety training and education program.

1996: FoodHandler® gets a new look with a redesigned logo and updated packaging.

1993: FoodHandler® becomes founding sponsor of ICFS.

1992: The FoodHandler® brand is introduced and launches the message that foodservice operators should wear gloves.

1991:  New York State amends food code and forbids servers from touching ready-to-eat foods.

1969: Island Polyethylene Bag and Supply Corporation, a precursor to FoodHandler®, is founded.