North Carolina Food Safety State Requirements
North Carolina Food Handlers
North Carolina food handler safety training is necessary for employees in the food service and hospitality industry. North Carolina 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).
North Carolina Certified Food Managers
North Carolina 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 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.
North Carolina – Food Manager Certification (ANSI)
Our 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 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.
North Carolina Food Safety State Regulations
- North Carolina Food Code Manual (PDF)
- North Carolina Food Protection and Sanitation (PDF)
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Public Health – Environmental Health Section – 15A NCAC 18A.2600 – Rules Governing The Food Protection and Sanitation of Food Establishments (PDF)
Food Truck and Food Vendor Rules and Associations
- City of Raleigh – Mobile Food Trucks
- City of Raleigh – Food Truck Quick Reference (PDF)
- Wake County – Food Trucks
- Catawba County – Mobile Food Units (PDF)
- City of Greensboro – Food Trucks
- North Carolina PushCart Vendors Commissary Facebook
- Harnett County – Mobile Food Unit Requirements
- Durham County – Temporary Food Establishments
- Gaston County – Mobile Food Units (PDF)
- Pitt County – Temporary Food Vendors (PDF)
- Wayne County – Food Vendors (PDF)
- Town of Chapel Hill – Food Truck Vendors
- City of Durham – Street Vendors (PDF)
- Charlotte – Mecklenburg County – Temporary Food Vendors
North Carolina Food Safety State Contact Info
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
5605 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609
Telephone: (919) 707-5854
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