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.
Course is taught by a Certified Public Health Inspector.
Certification & Recertification
Participants who achieve a minimum of 70% on the food handler exam will receive an Ontario Food Handlers Certificate. This certificate meets mandatory food safety training requirements and is recognized by health units in Ontario.
Certification is valid for five years from date of issue.
- Role of Lambton Public Health
- Role of the Public Health Inspector
- Public health legislation
- Food microbiology
- Food borne illness
- Hand washing and personal hygiene
- Receiving and storing
- Food protection and preparation
- Serving and dispensing
- Cleaning and sanitizing
- Pest control
- Food allergies
- Structural and general items
- Introduction to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)