Nevada Food Handler Safety Training
Nevada Food Safety Training Requirements
Nevada 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
Nevada 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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Nevada Food Safety Training Regulations
Nevada Administrative Code – Chapter 446 – Food Establishments
Southern Nevada Health District – Food Establishment Regulations
Food Establishment Regulations – Chapter 10: Mobile Food Units:
Nevada Food Safety Contact Info
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Behavioral Health (DPBH)
Environmental Health Section – Food Establishments
4150 Technology Way, # 101
Carson City. NV 89706
Phone: (775) 687-7533
Nevada 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.
Nevada Food Safety Local Requirements
Counties of Clark and Washoe have Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) and Food Handler requirements.
Environmental Health Training Officers provided free training regarding changes made to the 2010 Regulations Governing the Sanitation of Food Establishments, which went into effect on November 1, 2010. http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/eh/regs-training.php
- Food Managers: There shall be at least one Certified Food Safety Manager (CFPM) person at each food facility. Certification is valid for 5 years.
- Food Handlers: A minimum of 2 hours of Food Safety is mandatory for food handlers. All food handlers (any employee coming into contact with food and/or food utensils, including managers) must possess a valid Food Handler’s Health Card issued by the Clark County Health District. The Clark County Food Code requires that each food establishment must have a person in charge who can demonstrate knowledge of food protection and sanitation.
- Food Managers: All food establishments, with the exception of Risk Level 1, are required to have at least one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM). Obtaining a certification involves a two-step process.
1. Seek instruction and testing from a private company who offers one of the approved exams. The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) does not provide instruction or give these exams.
2. Acquire a CFPM photo ID card from the WCHD at 1001 East Ninth Street in Reno. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays.
Applicant Certificate Check List
- Completed application form.
- Certificate/documentation showing training from a Washoe County approved course.
- Current driver’s license or other form of valid identification (must match certificate).
- Payment of fee (Health District accepts checks with proper ID, Visa, MasterCard, and cash).
- Call (775) 328-2434 for additional information.
- Food Handlers: N/A
- 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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