FoodHandlerAre you planning on working in foodservice? Do you have employees who need certification? Are you working in a kitchen and need certification?
New Ontario legislation is very strict on food preparers in today's kitchens. 


Food Handler Certification Program 

Food Handler Certification
In June 2006, City Council passed a bylaw requiring food handler certification for food handlers in the food and beverage industry. Bylaw 678-2006 came into effect on September 1, 2006.
The bylaw requires that the owner/operator of food establishments ensure that there is, at all times when the establishment is operating, at least one (1) certified food handler working in a supervisory capacity in each area of the premises where food is prepared, processed, served, packaged or stored. To obtain the certificate, one must successfully pass an examination from Toronto Public Health or an accredited food handler certification course.
Accredited Training:
Bylaw 678-2006 acknowledges Toronto Public Health's partnership with CFST in delivering Food Handler Certification Programs to the Food Handlers.  (View our accreditation to train and certify Food Handlers).
The Certificate issued by Canadian Food Safety Training is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and other Health Units in Ontario. Those individuals who successfully pass the proctored exam will receive a Food Handler Certificate which is valid for 5 years.
Our Food Handler Certification training provides an opportunity for food handlers to learn about food safety. Food handlers learn about public health legislation, the role of the public health inspector, foodborne illness, safe food handling methods and food premises sanitation. The information allows the food handler to successfully complete the examination to obtain a food handler certificate which is both recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care as well as meeting the City of Toronto's requirement for mandatory certification of food handlers and is valid all over Ontario. More importantly, the information equips the food handler with knowledge concerning the proper storing, preparing, cooking and serving safe to eat food.
Classroom training includes:
Ontario Food Premises Regulations
Contaminates and Foodborne Illness
Biological Contamination and Foodborne illness Enroll In Training
Growth of Micro-organisms
Safe Food Handling
Personal Hygiene
Time & Temperature Controls
Proper Use of a Thermometer
Allergies and Allergens
Proper Food Storage Read Full FAQ's
Cooking & Cooling Foods
House keeping and Sanitation
Introduction to HACCP