Cocina Verify™ links tour operators, restaurants, and hotels with the ultimate food safety certification, verification, training, and hospitality solutions.

Restaurants featured on Cocina Verify™ have had their water tested, their employees trained in food safety, and their restaurants inspected, based on U.S. FDA food safety code standards. This information helps consumers make more informed decisions about which restaurants to visit during their travels and which to avoid. 

Travelers Demand Safe Food

Travelers trust tour operators with their health and safety. Cocina Verify provides tour operators with the vital information they need regarding food safety in the restaurants and hotels to which they take their customers.

Tour Operators Need Safe Food Options

Reduce your company’s risk while increasing confidence and trust among your suppliers and customers. Taking customers to restaurants or hotels based upon online reviews, ground operator opinions, or a local’s recommendation, may increase your liability.

Cocina Verify Bridges the Gap

Serve as a beacon of trust and confidence for your suppliers and customers to rely on. Set your company apart by requiring the hotels and restaurants that your tours visit be Cocina Verify certified and thus following the One Standard for Food Safety.

The Cocina Verify™ website serves as the definitive source to validate what restaurants are currently active and participating in the program. If the restaurant claims to be Cocina Verify™ listed, but is not found on the website, they are not currently participating in the program.

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When Cocina Verify™ appeared, we saw the perfect opportunity to heal our business from within. Thanks to this company we are sure that our clients are not going to get sick with the food and our personnel are thoroughly trained in food safety.

- Andrés Quesada Don Rufino - La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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FAQs

  • Is it possible to guarantee a 100% food safe dining experience?

    Nowhere in the world can a 100% food safe dining experience be guaranteed. Food safety is based upon the level of risk to the public. It is the goal of Cocina Verify™ to reduce the risk of food-borne illness to people who choose to eat at restaurants that have been listed on the Cocina Verify™ website.

  • How does Cocina Verify work?

    Restaurants that choose to participate in and pass Cocina Verify™ requirements will have the following in common:

    WATER QUALITY TESTS
    Each restaurant must pass U.S. EPA standards for microbiological contaminants

    FOOD SAFETY TRAINING
    Restaurant employees must pass an internationally recognized food safety training course.

    SAFETY & INSPECTIONS
    Restaurants must pass a minimum of two, third-party restaurant inspections per year. These inspections are performed by vetted food safety inspectors from the United States and based on the U.S. FDA Food Code.

    WEBSITE VALIDATION
    The Cocina Verify™ website serves as the definitive source about which restaurants are currently active and participating in the Cocina Verify™ program. If the restaurant claims to be part of the Cocina Verify™ program, but is not featured on the website, they are not currently participating in the program.

  • Why do so many people get sick when traveling to countries outside of the United States, Australia, and Western Europe?

    The Centers for Disease Control states that “Poor hygiene practice in local restaurants is likely the largest contributor to the risk for Traveler’s Diarrhea... Attack rates range from 30% to 70% of travelers, depending on the destination and season of travel.”

    Connor, Bradley, A. Traveler’s Health. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015. Web. 10 Oct. 2015.

  • Isn’t travelers diarrhea just from eating food that my body is not used to having?

    No, most cases of Traveler’s Diarrhea come from bacteria, such as strains of E. Coli, Campylobacter, and others.

    These bacteria are normally found in the digestive tracts of warm-blooded animals, including humans.

    Poor hygiene practices by food handlers/preparers are one of the many ways that bacteria enter the digestive tract, which often results in Traveler’s Diarrhea.

Featured Restaurants

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Locations

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