About this course:

FOODSAFE Level 1 is a food handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers.

Every food service operator, and at least one employee on every shift, must hold a FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate, or certificate from a course recognized as equivalent to FOODSAFE.

This course covers:

  • Causes of food borne illness
  • Microbes and food borne illness
  • Food safety plans and HACCP
  • Food handler health and hygiene
  • Receiving and storing food safely
  • Preparing food safely
  • Serving food safely
  • Cleaning, sanitizing and pest control
  • Premises requirements

Learners have 20 days to complete this seven-hour course – it begins every Tuesday and Thursday.

Cost: from $115

Note: Discounts are available to organizations that purchase multiple seats and agree to invigilate the final exam.

Now please continue through the FOODSAFE registration process below.

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