What does the regulation say about Food Handlers Certificate?
Every operator of a food service establishment must hold a valid food handler certificate.
If the operator is absent, at least one employee must be present in the establishment who holds a valid food handler certificate.
Additionally, every food handler must be trained to a level appropriate to the activity that the person performs.
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