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How do I comply with the State of California Food Handler Card law?

A California food handlers card must be obtain within 30 days of the date of being hired. Restaurant workers, service staff or individuals that work as food handlers within the food service industry are required to hold a valid California State and ANSI approved food handler card for the duration of their employment.

The Food handler Card required by California food safety laws is designed to ensure that commis chefs, short order cooks, chefs, food handlers and other kitchen staff receive training in the fundamentals of food safety and are equipped with knowledge of modern food safety practices in order to reduce the potential for foodborne illness or food contamination in the food service industry.

Food handlers, restaurant workers and kitchen staff employed in the food service industry need to take an ANSI approved food safety certificate course and pass the food handler certification test with a minimum score of 70 percent to obtain a California Food Handler Card.

FoodHandlerClasses.com is an ANSI accredited food handler certification provider. Completion of this online training course will provide a food service employee with the fundamentals of safe food handling and best food safety practices.

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The State of California is now accepting the ANSI Accredited FHC course for food handler training and certification.  The certificate provided upon completion of this course is not valid in Riverside, San Bernardino, or San Diego Counties at this time.

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Food Safety Training Certification (ANSI): Learning Objectives

Fundamentals

Fundamentals

Food Handler Classes online provide this ANSI accredited food worker certification course for employees in the California food service industry. Founded on a basic review of food safety practices, this course is designed to help students understand and identify the potential risks of foodborne illness due to improper food preparation, food storage or food handling. Students will also learn the basic behaviors that can help protect themselves, their co-workers, and their customers against foodborne illness.
Online Resource:
USDA.GOV - Food Safety Basics
Hygiene Practices

Hygiene Practices

As a food handler, your methods directly affect not only the safety and quality of food being served to your customers, it can also impact your own Health & Safety. In this study module you will learn how keep hands and body clean prevents contamination of the food you handle or may touch. You'll also learn about methods for keeping food contact surfaces safe, and when to use appropriate barriers to prevent bare-hand contact with food.
Online Resource:
CDC.GOV - Food Preparation
Cross Contamination

Cross Contamination

When it comes to studying for a food safety certificate, learning about hygiene, hand-washing and keeping food contact surfaces clean is only half the problem. Illness-causing bacteria can still spread from some raw meats, eggs, seafood, and poultry to other foods, unless you practice good food separation protocols to prevent bacterial transfer. This learning module provides a good overview of best practices for food storage, food preparation surfaces, proper food handling to prevent cross-contamination.
Online Resource:
USDA.GOV - Don't Cross-Contaminate.
WebstaurantStore.com - Prevention
Hazards in Food

Hazards in Food

Completing a food safety training course can teach you how foods with bacteria lurking inside can be an illness time bombs, just waiting to go off. But bacteria are not the only dangerous hazard that may be found in foods. This learning module covers biological hazards, like bacteria, molds, and parasites; chemical hazards from pesticides and common cleaning products; and physical hazards, such as bones or foreign materials like small stones or bits of broken glass, or undesirable objects like insects or hair.
Online Resource:
TodaysDietitian.com - Food Hazards
Temperature Control

Temperature Control

The temperature control learning module for the Food Handlers Certification Course is about the standards for Time and Temperature Control for Food Safety (TCS). Study materials include information regarding cooking different kinds of foods to the proper internal temperature, holding foods at the proper temperature, and the correct method for cooling and reheating foods. On completion of this Food Handlers Certification module, students will learn that one of the primary causes of foodborne illness is the failure to observe proper time & temperature control for foods that require it.
Online Resource:
GFS.COM - Temperature Control
Practicing Food Safety

Practicing Food Safety

When it comes to the handling of foods within a safe and responsible environment, it is important to know "what to do" and "how to do it". Until you put you food safety knowledge into practice, the dangers of spreading or contracting foodborne illness remains high. This California, Food Handler Classes course module covers your responsibilities as a non-managerial food handler. On completion you will know how to implement your food safety knowledge. You will gain valuable insight into how to work together with your managers and coworkers to create a safe and healthy work environment
Online Resource:
USDA.GOV - Safe Food Handling

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