Food safety training is encouraged for anyone working with food, especially if you are working or volunteering in a food premise and providing food to the public. This course acts to increase food safety knowledge and improve food safety skills.
Who should take the food safety course?
- Catering services
- Community and volunteer programs
- Daycares and nurseries
- Institutional kitchens such as hospitals and long term care homes
- Special occasion vendors
Certificates will be issued to those who pass the test (with a minimum of 70%). Certificates are valid for 5 years from issue and are accepted across Ontario.
- Foodborne illness
- Food safety legislation
- Receiving and storage
- Cleaning and sanitizing
- Pest control
The Northwestern Health Unit offers three options for safe food handlers training:
1. In-class option
- Cost: $75 dollars
- Includes food safety course materials and a light snack (please advise course administrator of any food allergies)
- Full-day course
- Accommodates different learning styles
- To register for the in-class option please fill out the Safe Food Handler Exam Registration Form and submit to your local health unit office
2. Independent book study
3. Independent online study
- Cost: $53.25
- Complete the 'In Good Hands' online study course ($28.25)
- When you have completed the course, fill out the Safe Food Handler Course and/or Registration Form and submit to your local health unit office to schedule your written exam ($25.00 fee)
Call your local health unit office for additional registration information. If you have a special testing consideration, or a disability, please inform the course administrator when you register.