Why is Food Handler Safety Training important?
- A major selling point of food is its quality - and food safety training is key to that quality. Food safety and sanitation are integral to operating a successful food service. The safety of food is a responsibility shared by producers, sellers, managers and handlers.
- Food safety training does not only affect the sales and continued patronage of your establishment, but also public safety.
- Many businesses require food safety trained, so being food safety trained will increase your chances of employment. Furthermore, businesses are willing to pay higher wages to those trained.
Who needs a Food Handler Card?
- There are many states/counties/cities that require a food handler permit to work in the food service industry. To determine your State's food handler training requirements, click here.
Individuals working in food facilities who are involved in preparing, storing, or handling food are required to obtain a Food Handler's Card. This includes food employees that work in restaurants, cafes, bakeries, delis, mobile vendors, food trucks, bars, kiosks, convenience stores, and other food service employees.
- Examples of food facility staff required to obtain a Food Handler's Card include: Wait staff - servers, chefs, cooks, mobile food vendors, bartenders, host/hostesses that handle food, bussers, caterers, supervisors and managers, food warehouse staff, and convenience store (c-store) clerks. Click here to view Food Handler State Map.
Food Safety Manager Course & ANSI Certification
- Almost all states require a person-in-charge (PIC) of a food establishment demonstrate knowledge or be certified of food safety as outlined in the FDA Food Code. This is accomplished through an ANSI-Accredited Certified Food Manager Exam. These establishments include: bars, restaurants, mobile vendors, food trucks, caterers, assisted-living, prison facilities, and day care centers.
- The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides necessary training leading up to the Food Manager Certification Exam. This course covers food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.
- The ANSI exam is scheduled online and must be proctored at a 3rd party test center location.
(Note: To login to the exam, you will need the username and password sent to you after purchase in the exam enrollment notice email.)
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Food Manager ANSI Certification
Nationally Accredited Certification
Exam Duration: 1.5 Hours
The Learn2Serve ANSI-CFP accredited exam is accepted in all states that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals.
The Exam is scheduled online and proctored by a 3rd party test center near you. The certification will be valid for a maximum period of 5 years.
Food Handler Popular Courses
• California Food Handler - $7.00
• California Food Manager - $99.00
• Chicago Food Service Manager – $99.00
• Illinois Food Handler & Alcohol – $24.95
• Los Angeles Food Manager – $99.00
• Massachusetts Food Manager – $99.00
• Nevada Food Handler & Alcohol – $29.95
• New York Food Manager – $99.00
• Texas Food Handler - $7.00
• TABC & Texas Food Handler – $16.99
• Texas Food Manager - $85.15
HACCP Food Handler Training
International HACCP Alliance Accedited
First accredited HACCP 16hr course for retail food establishments - accepted nationwide and accredited by the International HACCP Alliance.
School District HACCP Plan 4hr course.
Seafood HACCP 1hr course required by 21 CFR Part 123 – the “Seafood HACCP Regulation".