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Food Handlers Card

Definition - What does Food Handlers Card mean?

A food handlers card is a proof of certification required of all food handlers in certain states within the United States. A food handler is defined as a person who works in a food facility and performs any duties that involve the preparation, storage or service of food in a food facility. People who are newly employed, usually have 30 days in which to obtain their food handlers card.

Safeopedia explains Food Handlers Card

There are a number of courses that food handlers can enroll in to obtain their food handlers card. Many of them are online sources, in which you only pay if you successfully complete the course. Only training features video instruction in the importance of food safety health and hygiene, temperature control, cross contamination, and the food safety defenses that can be utilized to protect the public.

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