Utah Food Handler Training & Manager Certification

Food Handler
Utah food handler safety training is necessary for employees in the food service and hospitality industry working in food facilities who are involved in preparing, storing, or handling food. The food handler safety training course will discuss the various food safety issues, regulations, and techniques needed to maintain a food-safe environment.

Certified Food Manager
Food establishments generally employ a person-in-charge (PIC) or a certified food manager (CFM) who requires food safety manager certification. The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides necessary training to help you prepare for the nationally-accredited ANSI Certification Exam.

The ANSI Certification Exam is taken to certify that the food manager has demonstrated that he or she has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to protect the public from foodborne illness.

Businesses prefer to hire trained food safety handlers and certified food managers and therefore will pay higher wages to those who are professionals. 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.

Utah Food Safety Courses

  • Food Handler
  • Food Manager
  • Seafood HACCP
  • HACCP - 4hr
  • HACCP - 16hr

Food Handler Safety Training Card/Course

Course Description
Most people working in restaurants, on a mobile food truck, caterers, and non-restaurant facilities need Food Safety Training or a food handlers card. To get the card, food handling and serving personnel should complete food handling training. After completing the course, they have to present the food handlers certificate to their local authority and pay the required registration fees.

Food Handler Training is often intended for entry-level professionals in the food service industry, such as servers, chefs, cooks, cashiers, food truck workers, mobile food vendors, caterers, and even convenient store (c-store) clerks. The Food Handler Certificate will require the learner to complete a brief 2-hour training course covering basic food safety principles. Our new Learn2Serve Food Handler Certificate Training Program has National ANSI Accreditation.

The purpose and goal of the Learn2Serve Food Handler Training Certificate program is to provide individuals working in restaurants and non-restaurant facilities with an overview of food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment. These individuals will also be able to better understand how handling food correctly reduces risks.
ANSI Reference: http://ansi.org/Accreditation/credentialing/certificate-issuers/AllDirectoryDetails.aspx?&prgID=237,238&OrgId=536&statusID=4

Credit Hours: 2 hrs
Cost: $7.00

Course Outline
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.

Course Completion:
A certificate of completion will be issued to individuals who meet the following course requirement:

  • Minimum seat time of 75 minutes
  • Completion of the course and successfully passing the final exam with a minimum passing score of 75%

Individuals who do not pass the exam on the first attempt will be allowed one additional attempt to review the course content and pass the final exam

Food Safety Manager Training Course & ANSI Certification Exam

Course Description
The Food Safety Manager Principles Course will give you the proper Food Safety Training to help you prepare for the nationally accredited certification exam of the ANSI-CFP (American National Standard Institute – Conference for Food Protection). The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides necessary training leading up to the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. This course covers food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.

The course is based on the principles and recommendations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code and is recommended for people involved in the preparation, handling, serving and displaying of food. Industry professionals who should consider this program include wait staff, chefs, cooks, bartenders, hosts and hostesses and supervisory personnel, such as the general manager or managers.

Course Hours: 8 Hours
Exam Duration: 1.5 Hours

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
  • Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage
  • Lesson 3: Contaminants
  • Lesson 4: Food and Temperature Control
  • Lesson 5: Employee Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Lesson 6: Purchasing, Receiving, and Storing Food
  • Lesson 7: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Lesson 8: Pest Control
  • Lesson 9: Facility Design
  • Lesson 10: HACCP System Basics
  • Lesson 11: FDA Guidelines for Developing a HACCP System
  • Lesson 12: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a HACCP Plan
  • Lesson 13: Seafood HACCP
  • Lesson 14: Consumer Steps to Safer Seafood

ANSI-CFP Exam
The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification (CFPM) Exam is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). The intent of this examination is to certify that each food manager has demonstrated by means of a food safety certification examination to a certifying organization that he or she has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to protect the public from food borne illness.

This accredited exam is accepted in most states and jurisdictions* that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. The final exam must be passed with a 70% or higher to get credit for completion of this course. (*This exam is not accepted in Connecticut and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.)

The Exam must be proctored by an employee at a 3rd party test center location. Schedule your exam online at a computer testing center near you. (Note: To login to the exam, you will need the username and password sent to you after purchase in the exam enrollment notice email.)

Help with Exam

  • Before the Exam: To login into the exam you will need the username and password sent to you in the exam enrollment notice email. If you did not receive your username and password contact Customer Support at 855-796-3525. IMPORTANT: You must have your Username and Password available when you arrive to take the exam.

  • To Schedule Your Exam Online:  After purchasing the exam, please click here to schedule your exam. (Note: To login to the exam, you will need the username and password sent to you after purchase in the exam enrollment notice email.)

  • Course and Exam Completion Instructions: Upon receiving a passing score of 70%, candidates may print a proof of completion certificate from the LMS. Also, an official certificate will be mailed to candidates within 15 business days of exam completion. Certificate details are provided in this end of course instructions document. (400K- PDF) – Download

Accreditation Reference

American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP) Accreditation Program

Food Protection Manager Certification Program
Company: 360training.com, Inc.
Accreditation ID: 0975
Website: ANSI (Amercian National Stadards Institute)

Seafood HACCP Safety

Course Description
The Seafood HACCP online training course was developed to provide an easier method for individuals from the seafood industry and regulatory community to get training on the application of HACCP principles to seafood products.

The Seafood HACCP Course follows the Seafood HACCP Regulation that defines processing as handling, storing, preparing, heading, eviscerating, shucking, freezing, changing into different market forms, manufacturing, preserving, packing, labeling, dockside unloading, or holding fish or fishery products.

Information in this course comes from the Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles (HACCP) and Application Guidelines adopted by the USDA and FDA. Code of Federal Regulations 21 CFR Part 123 - Seafood HACCP Regulation - requires all seafood companies (domestic as well as international exporters to the United States marketplace) process products in accordance to HACCP principles as specified in the regulation.

Credit Hours: 1 hr
Cost: $75.00

Course Objectives
After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe why a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) management system is an effective means for assuring food safety.
  • Identify and distinguish between prerequisite programs for a HACCP management system.
  • Discuss areas in which employees must receive education and training in order to understand their roles in producing safe foods.
  • Identify the five preliminary tasks to be completed in the development of a HACCP plan before applying principles to a specific product or process.
  • Discuss the seven principles of HACCP.
  • Identify and describe the two stages involved in conducting a hazard analysis.
  • Name and describe examples of possible CCPs.
  • Identify and discuss the seven steps seafood companies must follow to help eliminate known hazards.
  • Name five ways to test fish for freshness.


Course Outline

This course will discuss the following topics:

  • Lesson 1: What is HACCP?
  • Lesson 2: Implementation and Maintenance of the HACCP Plan
  • Lesson 3: Seafood HACCP
  • Lesson 4: Consumer Steps to Safer Seafood

Completion of Course
Each quiz must be passed with a miminum of 70% to proceed to the next lesson. Upon successful completion of the course, the certificate of completion will be available from the training page.

HACCP: The State-of-the-Art Approach to Food Safety

Course Description
Accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, this course aims to teach you the importance and use of all 7 principles in order to make you a safer, more effective food service employee.

Every operation serving or selling food needs to have a food safety system in place that is designed specifically to guarantee the food being served is safe to eat. This specific food safety system is called HACCP for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point. HACCP is a system comprised of 7 principles that are to be applied to a written food safety program focusing on the food in your operation.

This course meets the regulatory requirement of compliance with the 2013 FDA Food Code and the USDA Requirements for School District HACCP Plan Implementation.

Credit Hours: 4 hrs
Cost: $50.00

Course Objectives
After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the key points of HACCP
  • Identify the causes of food borne illness
  • Explain the 7 HACCP principles
  • Apply standard operating procedures for food safety and food defense in your operation
  • Follow prerequisite programs for food safety
  • Identify the three classifications of recipes
  • Apply critical control limits
  • Determine critical control points
  • Determine effective corrective actions
  • Complete monitoring forms


Course Outline

The course consists of the following seven units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to HACCP
  • Unit 2: Food Borne Illness
  • Unit 3: The Seven HACCP Principles
  • Unit 4: Identifying Hazards and Determining Critical Control Points
  • Unit 5: Critical Limits, Monitoring and Corrective Actions
  • Unit 6: Verification and Record Keeping
  • Unit 7: Overcoming Barriers to HACCP Implementation

Completion of Course
Upon successful completion of the course, the certificate of completion will be available from the training page.

Food Safety HACCP for Retail Food Establishments

Course Description
Accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, this course presents the characteristics and application of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), a risk prevention management methodology that applies appropriate science and technology to plan, control, and document safe food processes in a food facility, consistent with the FDA’s desire to implement a voluntary HACCP program.

A Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager should be able to perform the following functions: Conducting preliminary activities, conducing hazard analyses, establishing detailed control measures, conducting verification activities, conducting operational implementation activities, and conducting continuous improvement activities.

The course first examines HACCP’s principles and concepts. The HACCP approach begins by identifying biological, chemical, and physical hazards (inputs to the system) associated with facility construction, equipment, employees, food and supplies.

The course also examines the prerequisite processes (e.g., personnel hygiene and training; equipment and facility cleaning, sanitizing, and maintenance; receiving and storage); and for food processes (e.g., cooking, hot and cold holding, and cooling), this course presents scientifically validated hazard control procedures that prevent, eliminate, or reduce hazards to levels that protect public health.

Finally, this course describes how HACCP is applied through Active Managerial Control (AMC) to establish a functional food safety management system.

Credit Hours: 16 hrs
Cost: $125.00

Course Objectives
After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the biological, chemical, and physical hazards in the food offered to consumers in a food system.
  • Determine which hazards are significant risks.
  • Determine, write, and validate adequate controls for those hazards.
  • Write a Food Safety Management Plan that provides an appropriate level of protection for customers.
  • Train and supervise employees to perform controls that strive for zero customer illness or injury during the life of the business.

Course Outline
This course will discuss the following topics:

  • Lesson 1: The Food Safety Problem
  • Lesson 2: The HACCP Approach to Food Safety
  • Lesson 3: The Food Safety Management Plan
  • Lesson 4: Physical Hazards in Food
  • Lesson 5: Chemical Hazards in Food: Part 1
  • Lesson 6: Chemical Hazards in Food: Part 2
  • Lesson 7: Biological Hazards: Part 1
  • Lesson 8: Biological Hazards: Part 2
  • Lesson 9: Biological Hazards: Part 3
  • Lesson 10: Biological Hazards: Part 4
  • Lesson 11: Personal Hygiene and Control
  • Lesson 12: Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Lesson 13: Supplies
  • Lesson 14: Menu HACCP
  • Lesson 15: Recipe Engineering

Completion of Course
Upon successful completion of the course, the certificate of completion will be available from the training page.

Utah General Food Safety State Requirements

Utah food safety and sanitation are integral to operating a successful food service. The safety of our food supply is a responsibility shared by consumers, producers, sellers and handlers. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that because of foodborne illness 76 million people fall ill, 325,000 are hospitalized and 5,000 Americans die annually. Because of these alarming statistics, many states require certification of food managers which may include a food safety exam.

Why is food safety training and certification so important and why do states require it? The answer is very simple. Every consumer deserves and has the right to be served food that is safe to eat. Now you can help make food more safe and earn your state-approved Food Handler Training or Food Manager Certification entirely online anytime!

Utah Food Handler
Before any Utah Food Handler prepares or handles food to be served to the public, the Food Handler must:

  • Complete an approved Utah Food Handler Training Course from an approved training provider, pass the exam, and receive a certificate; and
  • Obtain a Utah Food Handler Permit from the Utah Department of Health.

Utah Food Handler Training Rule – as defined in Utah Rule R392-103-3.

  • (1)  A food handler must have a valid food handler permit issued by a local health officer in the local health district where the food handler resides at the time the certificate is issued. The local health officer shall issue a food handler permit by mail or in person to a food handler that has a valid certificate indicating they have taken a course and passed an exam from an approved food handler training provider.
  • Training Approved by the Utah Department of Health: (2/9/17) (PDF Link)
    • Approved Utah Food Handler Online Training Provider: 360training (Learn2Serve)
    • The lowest price for Food Handler Training for the State of Utah!

Utah Certified Food Managers
Utah Certified Food Manager Rule – as defined by Utah Code – Title 26-15a-104.

  • (1) Each food service establishment in the state shall be managed by at least one full-time certified food safety manager at each establishment site, who need not be present at the establishment site during all its hours of operation.

Utah Certified Food Manager Rule – as defined by Utah Code – Title 26-15a-102.

  • (2) “Certified food safety manager” means a manager of a food service establishment who:
    • (a) passes successfully a department-approved examination;
    • (b) successfully completes, every three years, renewal requirements established by department rule consistent with original certification requirements; and
    • (c) submits to the appropriate local health department the documentation required by Section 26-15a-106.

Utah Food Safety Contact Info

Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-538-6191
Web: http://health.utah.gov/epi/community/sanitation/foodSafety/

Major cities served: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, Orem, Sandy, Ogden, St. George, Layton, Millcreek, Taylorsville, South Jordan, Lehi, Logan, Murray, Draper, Bear River, Central Utah, Davis County, Salt Lake County, Southeastern Utah, Southwest Utah, Summit County, Tooele County, Tri County, Utah County, Wasatch County, Weber/Morganand many more!

Utah Food Safety Local Requirements

Salt Lake County
Salt Lake County Health Department
2001 South State Street S2-600
Salt Lake City, Utah 84190
Phone: 385-468-4100
Web: http://slco.org/health/food-protection/

Salt Lake County follows Utah State Food Safety Requirements:

  • Food Handler Service Workers
    Salt Lake County Health Department requires all individuals preparing, serving, or handling food in or around a food service establishment or mobile food unit (whether the individuals are compensated or not) to receive adequate food service training, either as a certified food handler or as a certified food safety manager.
  • Certified Food Manager
    At least one full-time certified food safety manager must be employed at every food service establishment and mobile food unit in Salt Lake County. When replacing a departing certified food safety manager, the establishment has sixty (60) days to employ a new certified food safety manager. Certification is valid for three (3) years from the date of issue, unless revoked or suspended by the Salt Lake County Health Department.
  • Mobile Food Service
    All mobile food service units (such as carts, trucks, and trailers), as well as shaved-ice stands, operating in Salt Lake County must meet health department regulations and have a current, active mobile food service permit.
  • Temporary Food Events
    Any temporary food service offered to the public, whether offered for a price or free of charge, requires a permit from the health department. Most notably, this includes food booths at fairs, festivals, celebrations, exhibitions, carnivals, and other community gatherings.