What does the Winnipeg by-law say about Food Handlers Certificate?
The City of Winnipeg’s Food Safety By-Law (5160/89, Sections 5.6, 5.7, 5.8) requires the person in charge of the food establishment to hold a valid food handler certificate.
If there are 5 or more food handlers working in the food premise, then there must be at least one person who has their food handler certificate.
Additionally, the food handler certificate must be placed in a prominent places in the food establishment.
What should I do?
What happens if I don’t get the Food Handlers Certificate?
Consequences can be severe if you or your staff choose to neglect food safety certification requirements.
Twice as likely to fail health inspections
50% more likely to have food-borne illnesses
Suspended or revoked Food Establishment license
Financial penalties (up to thousands of dollars)
Charges and prosecution
Seizure and destruction of inventory