Ohio Food Safety Requirements
Ohio Food Handlers
Ohio food handler safety training is necessary for employees in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Ohio 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, daycare centers, and convenience stores).
Ohio Certified Food Managers
Ohio 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.
Ohio Food Safety Certification – Level One & Level Two Training
Ohio’s Administrative Code – Food Protection Rule – Chapter 3701-21-25 – Food Safety Certification Program consists of two levels of training:
- Level One Training – Level One Certification in Food Protection, is a mandated training for the person in charge per shift of a risk level I, II, III, and IV food service operation or retail food establishment.
- Level Two Training – The Level Two certification in Food Protection is a more extensive training for the food manager and meets the requirement for demonstration of knowledge in rule 3717-1-02.4 (B) of the Administrative Code.
Our Food Safety Course and Certification Exam are Ohio approved Level Two option: Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles from 360Training.com
Ohio – 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.
Ohio Food Safety Regulations
- Ohio Department of Health – Food Safety
- Chapter 3717-1 of the Ohio Administrative Code – Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code
- Chapter 3701-21 of the Ohio Administrative Code – Food Service Operations
- Ohio Administrative Code – Chapter 3701-21 – Subchapter 25: Certification in food protection. – 3701-21-25 (PDF)
Food Truck and Food Vendor Rules and Associations
- Ohio Mobile Food Vendor Requirements (PDF)
- Street East Columbus – Mobile Food Vendors
- Columbus Mobile Food Vendors – Facebook
- Franklin County – Mobile Food Licenses
- Central Ohio Food Truck Association
- Greene County – Mobile Food Operations
- Warren County – Mobile Food Vendors
- City of Centerville – Mobile Food Vendors
- City of Toledo – Food Truck Vendors
- Dayton Food Trucks
- Dayton Food Trucks Association – Facebook
- Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally – Dayton
Ohio Food Safety Contact Info
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
Food Safety Program
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 644-7416
To find a local Ohio Health Department, click here.
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