Why Food Handler Training?
Every food handler working in most States must have proof of completion of an ANSI accredited Food Handler Training course, including those who only handle food some of the time. Workers in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and licensed day care facilities must also receive food handler training. Unpaid volunteers are exempt from this requirement.
Training is Valid Statewide
The Food Handler Certificate earned will be valid Statewide and is transferrable between employers. Certificates are valid for a term of 3 years.
Most States require all persons working in a food service establishment to have a valid Food Handler Card. Our ANSI accredited Food Handler Training Program meets these State mandated requirements, including downloadable certificates to show proof of training.
Food Handler Training Course Objectives
Here are just a few of the student learning outcomes that our students achieve:
- Knowledge of food-borne illness
- Definition and recognition of potentially hazardous foods
- Contamination of food, and the illnesses that can be associated with food contamination
- The relationship between personal hygiene and food safety
- Methods of preventing food contamination in all stages of food handling
- Procedures for cleaning and sanitizing equipment and utensils
- Problems and potential solutions associated with temperature control, preventing cross-contamination, housekeeping, and maintenance.