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In Class Option
The Food Handler Certification Program is designed to teach food handlers the general principles of safe food handling. This course will provide the food handler with the basic knowledge to identify risk factors associated with food borne illness and the skills necessary to handle food in a manner that will prevent illness from occurring.
The course is based on the principles of sanitary food service and hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) procedures.
Participants who achieve a minimum of 70% on the food handler's exam will receive a Community Health Services Food Handler Certificate. This certificate meets mandatory food safety training requirements and is recognized by health units in Ontario.
Certification is valid for five (5) years from date of issue.
|Role of the Community Health Services Department||Food protection and preparation|
|Role of the Public Health Inspector||Serving an dispensing|
|Public health legislation||Cleaning and sanitizing|
|Food microbiology||Pest control|
|Food borne illness||Food allergies|
|Handwashing and personal hygiene||Structural and general items|
|Receiving and storing||Introduction to HACCP|
The course is taught by Public Health Inspectors.
The following class dates are available in class, home study and by an online food handling course :
|Monday||January 13||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Friday||February 14||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Monday||March 10||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
Food Handlers TEST Dates (below)
|Monday||January 13||5:00-7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||January 23||1:00-3:00 p.m.|
|Monday||February 10||5:00-7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||February 19||1:00-3:00 p.m.|
Course Location: Community Health Services Department, 160 Exmouth Street, Point Edward. Cost of the course is $40.00. Certification is valid for five (5) years from date of issue.
To register for classes and for fee enquiries, please call 519 383-8331 or 1-800-667-1839, ext. 3575.
Can't make it for the in-class course then choose the Home Study Option!
Study on your own time, at your own pace. Do workbook exercises to test yourself. Ask questions during exam review. Choose when you want to write the exam.
* Payment Must be Received at Time of Registration
Please call 519 383-8331 ext. 3575 to have your name added to the appropriate list.
Earn Online a Safe Food Handling Certificate.
For full details and information about the online course, which is available on the In Good Hands web site click here.
Community Health Services Department recognizes valid food safety training certificates awarded by other Ontario public health units and recognized certification agencies. The following is a list of accepted agencies. Please refer to this page often as we will update this list frequently.
National Food Safety Training Program
London Training Centre
Community Health Services has teamed up with the London Training Centre to offer the safe food handling course in Lambton County. They offer weekend classes and group rates. Please visit their website to find out more information.
Retail Council of Canada (RCC)
Available to those currently working with retail grocery stores and are Partners with RCC.
Contact the Community Health Services, 519 383-8331 or 1-800-667-1839 Ext. 3575.