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Food Handlers Certification Course

Lambton Public Health

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Food Handlers Certification Course

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Course Description

The Food Handler Certification Program is designed to teach food handlers the general principles of safe food handling. This course will provide the food handler with the basic knowledge to identify risk factors associated with food borne illness and the skills necessary to handle food in a manner that will prevent illness from occuring.

Certification & Recertification

Participants who acheive a minimum of 70% on the food handlers exam will receive a Ontario Food Handlers Certificate. This certificate meets mandatory food safety training requirements and is recognized by health units in Ontario. 

Certification is valid for five (5) years from date of issue.

Course Outline 

  • Role of Lambton Public Health
  • Role of the Public Health Inspector
  • Public health legislation
  • Food microbiology
  • Food borne illness 
  • Handwashing and personal hygiene
  • Recieving and storing
  • Food protection and preparation
  • Serving and dispensing
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Pest control
  • Food allergies
  • Structural and general items
  • Introduction to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

Course is taught by a Certified Public Health Inspector
Have questions about Food Handlers Certification Course? Contact Lambton Public Health


Lambton Public Health
160 Exmouth St.
Sarnia, ON N7T 7Z6

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Lambton Public Health

Lambton Public Health is an official health agency established in the County of Lambton to provide efficient and effective public health programs, carried out by full-time, specially qualified staff.

Our vision is that Lambton County is a community that supports all people to strive for safety, health, and well-being.

Our mission in public health is to work with the community to: assess, promote and protect health, prevent disease and injury, and advocate for healthy public policy.

For complete information of the services that we provide to the community, visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca. 

We are governed by a board of health, which is an autonomous corporation under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, and is administered by the medical officer of health who reports to the local board of health. The board is largely made up of elected representatives from the local municipal councils. 

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