Rhode Island Food Safety State Requirements
Rhode Island Food Handlers
Rhode Island food handler safety training is necessary for employees in the food service and hospitality industry. Rhode Island 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).
Rhode Island Certified Food Managers
Rhode Island 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.
Rhode Island – Person-in-Charge (PIC)
Rhode Island Food Code (R21-27-CFS) Part 2: Certification Requirements – Section 2.1 – 2.2:
- 2.1 Each food establishment where potentially hazardous foods are prepared shall employ at least one (1) full-time, on-site manager certified in food safety who is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
- 2.2 Establishments which employ ten (10) or more full-time equivalent employees directly involved in food preparation shall employ at least two (2) full-time, on-site managers certified in food safety.
Rhode Island – 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.
Rhode Island Food Safety State Regulations
- Rhode Island Food Code (PDF)
- Rhode Island Department of Health – Regulations For Certification of Managers in Food Safety – R21-27- CFS (PDF)
Food Truck and Food Vendor Rules and Associations
- Rhode Island – Mobile Food Vendor
- Rhode Island – Department of Health – Mobile Vendor Tips
- City of Providence – Mobile Food Vendor License (PDF)
- City of Providence – Kennedy Plaza – Food Trucks
- Town of Tiverton – Mobile Food Vendors (PDF)
Rhode Island Food Safety State Contact Info
Rhode Island Department of Health
Office of Food Protection
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Retail Food Program: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/detail.php?pgm_id=1073
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