Minnesota requires that a food handler and a person in charge, an owner, manager or employee of a food establishment (i.e., restaurants, markets, bakeries, bars, food trucks, commissaries, and food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food) demonstrate knowledge of food safety as outlined in the FDA Food Code by successfully passing an approved food safety training course, and if needed, become a certified food manager, take an accredited ANSI-CFP 8-hour food safety certification course, and pass an examination.
Food Handlers are required to take a short 2 hour training course and pass an exam. To become a Certified Food Manager, taking an approved Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Training Course and passing an exam is necessary. The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). This accredited exam is accepted in all states that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. Local requirements may exceed the state’s minimum requirements.
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Minnesota Rules, Section 4626.2010, require each food establishment to have one full-time certified food manager (CFM), except in a few limited food operations. The CFM is often the Person in Charge as well. However, the PIC does not necessarily have to be a CFM if an adequate food safety system has been implemented to show control of risk factors and provides the PIC with information required by the Food Code.
Minnesota Food Code - Minnesota Rules - Chapter 4626.2000 - 4626.2525 Certified Food Manager Requirements.
Minnesota Food Code, Minnesota Rules Chapter 4626 - By Section. These rules are the standards with which food establishments must comply in the handling, storing, preparation and service of food to the retail food consumer.
Food Safety Training Required For Managers: Yes
Food Safety Training Required Food Handlers: Yes
Food Manager Certification Exam Required: Yes
Re-Training Frequency: Every 5 years
Re-Certification Exam: Every 5 years
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Environmental Health Division
Food Manager Certification (FMC)
625 Robert St. N
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
Phone: (651) 201-4500
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, St. Cloud, Eagan, Woodbury, Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Burnsville, Blaine, Lakeville, Minnetonka, Apple Valley, Edina, St. Louis Park, Mankato, Maplewood, Moorhead, Shakopee, Richfield, Cottage Grove, Inver Grove Heights, Roseville, Andover, Brooklyn Center, Winona, Oakdale, Fridley.
Local Requirements: N/A
Most people working in restaurants, on a mobile food truck, caterers, and non-restaurant facilities need food safety training or a food handlers card. To get that card, food handling and serving personnel should complete food handling training. After completing the course, they have to present the food handlers certificate to their local authority and pay the required registration fees.
Food Handler Training is often intended for entry-level professionals in the food service industry, such as servers, chefs, cooks, cashiers, food truck workers, mobile food vendors, caterers, and even convenient store (c-store) clerks. The Food Handler Certificate will require the learner to complete a brief 2-hour training course covering basic food safety principles. At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be tested on their knowledge of the content and learning outcomes. Upon successfully passing the exam, the learner will be issued a Food Handler’s Certificate document (or card).
The Learn2Serve.com ANSI Certified Food Handler course will discuss various food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment. It will help you to better understand how handling food correctly is not only the law, but it improves safety and reduces risks.
Credit Hours: 2 hrs
At the conclusion of the ANSI Certified Food Handler Certificate program, you should be able to:
Upon successful completion of the course and the exam, you will earn your food handler certificate of completion from your training page.
Food Manager Training Course
The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides a foundational knowledge of the FDA Food Code and covers foodborne hazards and pathogens, cross contamination, proper preparation and temperature controls, proper hygiene, proper cleaning and sanitation methods, regulations, and the proper techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.
Audience: Experienced professionals in the food service industry, such as owner, manager, person-in-charge (PIC), chef, cook, or any employee.
ANSI Certification Exam
To be certified as a food manager, the individual must pass an accredited food safety examination - administered by a certification provider.
The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). With the exception of Connecticut, this accredited exam is accepted in all states/jurisdictions that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals.
Reference: ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
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Your employer might ask you to take a ServSafe course to be food safety training qualified. This is simply a food safety training course brand name.
Our Learn2Serve food safety training courses are the same thing as ServSafe and our Certified Food Manager Exam is ANSI-CFP approved and approved for all states.
American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP) Accreditation Program
Food Protection Manager Certification Program
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Website: ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
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