Foodservice Manager Certification/Food Handle Card


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ANSI-Accredited Allergen Awareness

Required by the Illinois Department of Public Health for all certified food service sanitation managers employed by a Category I restaurant.  This online course covers topics such as identifying allergens, communication with the guest, preventing cross-contact, food labels, and more.  Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a certificate.  Valid for 3 years.

Cost: $19.95

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Link to the Illinois Department of Public Health's FAQ on the differences between restaurant and non-restaurant workers for the purpose of food handler and allergen awareness cards.

Allergen Awareness Training Ruling

On August 25, 2017 the State of Illinois passed Public Act 100-0367 which amends the Food Handling Act to require restaurants have at least one certified food service sanitation manager on hand during operating hours who has undergone training that follows nationally-recognized industry standards for allergen safety and allergen awareness.

The bill requires training within 30 days after hire and every 3 years thereafter.

The training and successful passing of the exam must be completed by January 1, 2018. Enforcement will be limited to notification and education only until July 1, 2018.

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Sue Summerville
IDPH certified instructor and proctor; 30 years FSS teaching experience

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