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Environmental Health

Food Safety (Manager) Certification Requirements


Who is required to have a Food Safety Certificate?
Food  facilities  that  prepare,  handle,  or  serve  nonprepackaged  potentially  hazardous  food, except  temporary  food  facilities,  shall  have  at  least  one  owner  or  employee  who  has successfully passed an approved and accredited Food Safety Certification examination. 

The certification:
  • Must   be   provided   by   an   accredited   Food   Protection   Manager   Certification organization.
  • Expires five (5) years from the date of original issuance and must be recertified upon expiration.
  • Original must be retained on file at the food facility at all times, and be made available for  inspection by a representative of Environmental Management.
  • May not be used at multiple food facilities. Multiple connecting food facilities within the  same site and under the same management, ownership or control however, are considered to be one (1) food facility (e.g., hotels with bars, coffee shops or snack bars within the same site).
The certified owner or employee need not be present at the food facility during all hours of operation. Newly constructed unpackaged food facilities, food facilities that no longer have a certified person or have undergone a change of ownership must have a certified individual within sixty (60) days.

What is the responsibility of the certified individual?
The certified individual should have knowledge of foodborne illness, time and temperature relationships  in  respect  to  foodborne  illness,  relationships  between  personal  hygiene  and food  safety,  methods  of  preventing  food  contamination,  and  able  to  identify  major  food allergens and symptoms. The certified individual, frequently the Person in Charge (PIC), is responsible for the instruction of all employees at the facility who handle unpackaged food to ensure  safe  preparation  and  service  of  food.  The  extent  of  required  knowledge  for  an employee may be tailored relevant to the employee's specific duties.

Who offers the accredited Food Safety Certification training programs? 
THE LIST OF TRAINERS IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AND DOES NOT REPRESENT AN ENDORSEMENT BY THIS DEPARTMENT.

For class information or registration, please call (530) 621-5300.

                                                                            Food Safety Class Schedule


CERTIFICATION SCHEDULE

Full Certification Course

1 day / 8 hour session + Exam

RE-CERTIFICATION SCHEDULE

Must possess a current certification

3 hour refresher + Exam

July 10, 2020 - Friday 9:00 a.m.
3883 Ponderosa Road
Shingle Springs, CA 95682

  For CLASS FEE, click here 

June 19, 2020 - Friday 9:00 a.m.
3883 Ponderosa Road
Shingle Springs, CA 95682


For information regarding Food Handler Cards, click here: Approved California Food Handler Courses