Arizona Food Handler Safety Training
Arizona Food Safety Training Requirements
Arizona 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
Arizona 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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Arizona Food Safety Training Regulations
Arizona Food Safety Regulations Webpage: http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/oeh/fses/food-safety-rules.htm
The Arizona Administrative Code Title 9, Chapter 8, Article 1, entitled FOOD AND DRINK, is the official version of the Arizona State Food Safety Rules.
Arizona Food Safety Contact Info
Food Safety and Environmental Services
150 N. 18th Avenue - Suite 130
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 364-3118
Arizona 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.
Arizona Food Safety Local Requirements
See Food Safety Regulations by County: http://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/food-safety-environmental-services/index.php#az-food-safety-regulations
Maricopa County has Certified Food Protection Manager and Food Handler requirements.
Food Managers: All food establishments handling open, potentially hazardous food must have one certified food service manager on staff per facility. First, taking a HACCP Food Safety Manager Certification and Training Course and then pass a food certification exam approved and recognized by the Conference for Food Protection. The second is to acquire a Certified Food Manager photo ID license from the Maricopa County Environmental Health Division by bringing the original of your certificate of completion and a fee to one of four MCEHD offices. See link for office locations: http://www.maricopa.gov/EnvSvc/EnvHealth/SpecProg/FoodWorker/TestSchedule
Food Handlers: Food Service Worker Licenses are required for any person who handles, prepares, sells or gives away food for human consumption. Licenses are obtained by going to a county office, reviewing a booklet of food safety information, passing a test and paying a fee in cash. See link for testing schedules and locations: http://www.maricopa.gov/EnvSvc/EnvHealth/SpecProg/FoodWorker/TestSchedule.aspx
Environmental Services Department
Environmental Health Division
1001 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
- 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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