Certified Food Handler Training Program - 2016/2017

Learn Safe Food Handling

Please note that our course schedule for September 2016 to June 2017 has now ended.

We will be opening up registration for the September 2017 to June 2018 courses by mid-August. Please check back at that time.

You may also contact one of our approved private contractors to inquire about their course availability.


Who should attend?
  • All owners, managers and supervisors of food service establishments.
  • All food service personnel who are responsible for the receiving, preparing and serving of food.

Note:

  • In accordance with the City of Winnipeg Food Service Bylaw: No person shall operate a food service establishment unless the person in charge has successfully completed the Certified Food Handler Training program.
  • Food Service Establishments with less than 5 Food Handlers must have a person on staff who has successfully completed the Certified Food Handler Training program.
  • Food Service Establishments with more than 5 Food Handlers working at any one time must have a person who has successfully completed the Certified Food Handler Training Program ON DUTY at all times.

Course Outline

Microbiology

  • Basic introduction to food microbiology

Foodborne Illness

  • Common foodborne illnesses, their causes and preventative measures

Health and Hygiene

  • Proper personal hygienic practices and good health

Serving and Dispensing

  • Proper techniques for food service and display

Food Protection

  • Safe food preparation and handling procedures

Receiving and Storage

  • Factors involved in receiving and storing food

Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • Correct dishwashing facilities, techniques, approved  sanitizers and proper utensil storage