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.