News Release: Food Handler Certification Examinations
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 10:00 p.m. | Windsor and Essex County
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is pleased to announce the return of in-person food handler certification examinations starting Wednesday, April 20, 2022. These examination opportunities will support individuals seeking employment and those currently employed in the food service sector in obtaining their food handler certification.
There are three in-person exam days scheduled to be held in Windsor that can safely accommodate up to 40 people per day. Those interested in becoming certified food handlers can complete the Health Unit’s free 7-hour online course, which must then be followed by achieving a passing grade on an in-person proctored exam to receive their certification.
For information on how to access the free online course, upcoming exam dates and registration, please visit the Health Unit’s Food Handler Course information page.
There are limited spots available, so early registration is encouraged.
Since 2018, the province of Ontario requires that at least one Certified Food Handler is present during every hour in which a food premises is operating. These types of premises include restaurants, grocery store hot deli counters, institutional kitchens, special event food vendors, community centres, schools, churches and special events.