Food that is mishandled can cause very serious consequences for all - especially infants, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems. For this reason it is important that everyone who handles food, use proper care and follow current sanitary procedures.
Food Safety Certification
First and foremost, it is important to be aware that there are two (2) types of tests: A Food Safety Certificate
and California Food Handler Card
CalCode requires a food facility to have a minimum of one owner or employee with a Food Safety Certificate
. This certification is good for 5 years. As of July 1, 2011, each
employee involved in the preparation, storage, or service of food is required
to have a California Food Handler Card.
Classes and testing are available online and locally. Certifications are also accepted from other counties and states as long as the certification organization is accredited by the American National Standards as meeting the requirements of the Conference for Food Protection's "Standards for Accreditation of Food Protection Manager Certification Programs."
While Plumas County Environmental Health only offers test proctoring services for ServSafe, we are available to answer any questions that you may have regarding Food Safety Certification. Please contact us at (530) 283-6355.
Please see Training and Testing Information
for classes and accredited agencies to obtain certification.
For More information on Food Handler Card guidelines, please read CalCode113790