Maryland Food Handler Safety Training
Maryland Food Safety Training Requirements
Maryland 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
Maryland 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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Maryland Food Safety Training Regulations
Maryland Food Regulations – Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) – Title 10: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Subtitle 15: Food – COMAR 10.15
Maryland Food Safety Contact Info
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)
Food Protection, Licensing, and Inspection
201 West Preston Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (410) 767-6500
Maryland 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.
Maryland Food Safety Local Requirements
County of Baltimore has Certified Food Service Manager requirements.
Baltimore Environmental Health Services (EHS) requires the operators of each medium and high priority food service facility to have a certified food manager on site during all hours of operation.
- Certified Food Service Manager – Level I is required for medium and high priority facilities. These facilities can operate one or more days per week. If a non-profit facility operates four or more days per week, a Certified Food Service Manager – Level I is required.
Download the Certified Food Service Manager - Level I Application (PDF).
- Certified Food Service Manager – Level II is required for a volunteer fire company or bona fide non-profit fraternal, civic, veteran, religious, or charitable organization that operates a high or medium priority food service facility three days or less per week.
Download the Certified Food Service Manager Level II Training registration (PDF).
Sources: Baltimore Environmental Health Services (EHS)
- 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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