Maryland Food Safety State Requirements
Maryland Food Handlers
Maryland food handler safety training is necessary for employees in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Maryland food safety training is for employees (such as chefs, cooks, servers, preparers, vendors, caterers, supervisors and managers) who are involved in preparing, storing, or handling food that work in: (restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries, delis, mobile food trucks, assisted-living, day care centers, and convenience stores).
Maryland Certified Food Managers
Maryland requires each retail food establishment to have a person-in-charge, an owner, or manager of a food establishment be a Certified Food Manager (CFM) as outlined in the FDA Food Code by successfully passing an accredited ANSI food safety certification exam.
- The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides necessary training to help you prepare for the nationally-accredited ANSI Certification Exam.
- The ANSI Certification Exam is taken to certify that the food manager has demonstrated that he or she has the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to protect the public from foodborne illness.
- The Food Manager Certification is usually valid for 5 years. However, in a few local jurisdictions this may vary, so make sure to check with your local health authority.
Maryland – Food Manager Certification (ANSI)
Our Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). This accredited exam is state-accepted for food manager certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. The candidate must pass the food safety examination from an accredited certification provider to be recognized as a Certified Food Protection Manager.
Maryland Food Safety State Regulations
- Maryland Food Regulations – Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) – Title 10: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Subtitle 15: Food (COMAR 10.15)
Food Truck and Food Vendor Rules and Associations
- Maryland Mobile Food Vending Association (MMFVA)
- Montgomery County – Mobile Food Service Unit
- City of Baltimore – Food Facilities
- City of Baltimore – Requirements for Strete Vendors (PDF)
- Prince George County – Department of Parks – Becoming a Food Vendor
- Howard County – Mobile Food Service Requirements
- Carroll County – Mobile Food Service Facility
- City of Gathersburg – Mobile Food Vendor (PDF)
- Harford County – Food Service Facilities
- Calvert County – Mobile Food Vendors
- Anne Arundel County – Mobile Vendors (PDF)
Maryland Food Safety State Contact Info
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)
Food Protection, Licensing, and Inspection
201 West Preston Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (410) 767-6500
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