MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- All food service establishments permitted by the Public Health Director
are required to have a least one individual, who is in a position of management
or control involved in the routine operation of the establishment, complete a
food handler training course approved by the Public Health Director.
The Certified Food Handler Training
Program will teach participants the following basic principles of safe food
· Causes and prevention of foodborne
· Proper methods of thawing, cooking,
hot-holding, cooling and reheating;
· Hand washing/hygiene;
· Food Allergens; and
· Rules and regulations, including
Subpart 14-1 of the New York State Sanitary Code (Food Service Establishments).
Christine Schuyler, Director of Health
and Human Services, said, “According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
the majority of foodborne illnesses in the Unites States are attributed to
public eating establishments. Safeguard the health of your customers and employees by taking steps
such as this to ensure that your employees consistently prepare and serve food
in a safe and sanitary manner.”
The initial Certified Food Handler
Training must be a three-hour classroom training or another approved training
like SERVSAFE and certifications remain valid for five years. Trainings occur once per year in Dunkirk, Jamestown, and Mayville.
After five years, certifications require
renewal at an in person training or via a newly approved on-line refresher
course. The online video-based training
is ANSI-certified and follows the 2013 FDA guidelines. The online course takes
approximately two hours to complete, and provides a certificate with passing of
the final exam.
For class schedule and current pricing,
refer to the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Environmental
Health Division website FHST.healthyCHQ.com or call 716-753-4481.