Alabama Food Handler Safety Training
Alabama Food Safety Training Requirements
Alabama food handler safety training is necessary for employees in the food service and hospitality industry. 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, and convenience stores - such as chefs, cooks, servers, preparers, caterers and managers.
The Food Handler's Cards Training Program is easy to use and takes about 2 hours to complete. The course contains all the information you will need to learn about basic sanitation and food preparation in order to earn a certificate of course completion and a food handler's card. All content materials and exams are available in both English and Spanish.
Certified Food Manager
Alabama requires that a person-in-charge, an owner, or employee of a food establishment - (i.e., restaurants, markets, bakeries, bars, food trucks, commissaries, and food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food) be a Certified Food Manager (CFM) or demonstrate knowledge of food safety as outlined in the FDA Food Code by successfully passing an accredited ANSI food safety certification exam.
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Alabama Food Safety Training Regulations
Alabama Food Safety Contact Info
Division of Food, Milk and Lodging
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1250
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5373
Alabama Food Handler Training Course
Most people working in restaurants and mobile food vehicles need to have completed a Food Handler's Safety Training Course and demonstrate proof with a certificate or card. After completing the course, they have to present the food handler's certificate to their local authority and pay the required registration fees.
Food Handler safety training is often intended for entry-level professionals in the food service industry, such as servers, chefs, cooks, mobile food vendors, cashiers, and even c-store clerks.
The Food Handler Training course will discuss the various food safety issues, regulations, and techniques needed to maintain a food-safe environment. It will help the student better understand how handling food correctly is not only the law, but it improves safety and reduces risks.
At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be tested on their knowledge of the learning objectives and content. Upon successfully passing the exam, the learner will be issued a Food Handler’s Certificate document (or card).
Credit Hours: 2 hrs
At the conclusion of the Food Handler Training Certificate program, you should be able to:
- Identify biological, physical, and chemical contamination.
- Identify foodborne illnesses, signs of food spoilage, types of food prep contamination, and proper temperature control methods.
- Safely store and prepare meat, poultry, and vegetables.
- Demonstrate effective food handling techniques that promote cleanliness and safety in food establishments.
- Discuss the importance of proper personal hygiene in the workplace.
- Implement appropriate procedures to receive and store food.
- Summarize practices for properly cleaning and sanitizing food contact materials and surface.
End of Course - Certificate
Upon successful completion of the course and the exam, you will be able to download and print your food handler training certificate of completion.
Alabama Food Safety Local Requirements
Jefferson and Mobile Counties require food handler training.
Food Managers: Retail food establishment person in charge must be a Certified Food Safety Manager. Certification may be obtained by passing an approved/proctored Certified Food Protection Manager exam.
Food Handlers: All food workers are required by regulations of the Jefferson County Department of Health to either take the Food Handler training course from the Health Department, or to be trained by a Certified Food Safety Manager and thereafter work only at establishments where there is a Certified Food Safety Manager on duty at all times.
Jefferson County Health Department
1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Food Managers: Retail food establishment person in charge must be a Certified Food Safety Manager. Certification may be obtained by passing an approved/proctored Certified Food Protection Manager exam. Re-certification is every two years.
Food Handlers: Retail food establishment employees are required to obtain a food handler card. Re-certification is every five years.
Mobile County Health Department
251 North Bayou Street
Mobile, AL 36603
- Duration: 2 Hours
- ANSI Accredited
- Take course anywhere and anytime!
- Download certificate upon completion!
- Available en Español
- 24×7 Support: (877) 881-2235 - Online
Food Handler Training Card/Certificate
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