Utah Food Handler Permit Requirements
Before any Utah Food Handler is allowed to prepare or handle food, which will be served to the public, the Food Handler must:
- Complete an approved Utah Food Handler Training Course from an approved training provider, pass the exam, and receive a certificate; and
- Obtain a Utah Food Handler Permit from the Utah Department of Health.
This includes: Utah food service employees that work in restaurants, cafes, bakeries, delis, mobile vendors, food trucks, bars, and convenience stores – such as chefs, cooks, servers, preparers, caterers, and managers.
Utah Food Handler Training Rule – as defined in Utah Rule R392-103-3:
- (1) A food handler must have a valid food handler permit issued by a local health officer in the local health district where the food handler resides at the time the certificate is issued. The local health officer shall issue a food handler permit by mail or in person to a food handler that has a valid certificate indicating they have taken a course and passed an exam from an approved food handler training provider.
Utah Certified Food Manager Requirements
Utah requires that a person-in-charge or owner of a retail food establishment be a Certified Food Manager (CFM) as outlined in the Utah Health Code by successfully passing an ANSI-Accredited food safety certification exam.
Utah Certified Food Manager – as defined by Utah Code – Title 26-15a-102.
- (2) “Certified food safety manager” means a manager of a food service establishment who:
- (a) passes successfully a department-approved examination;
- (b) successfully completes, every three years, renewal requirements established by department rule consistent with original certification requirements; and
- (c) submits to the appropriate local health department the documentation required by Section 26-15a-106.
Utah Certified Food Manager Rule – as defined by Utah Code – Title 26-15a-104.
- (1) Each food service establishment in the state shall be managed by at least one full-time certified food safety manager at each establishment site, who need not be present at the establishment site during all its hours of operation.
Utah Food Safety Regulations
Utah Code requirements for Food Handlers and Certified Food Managers:
- Utah Food Service Sanitation and Handler Training
- Utah Food Safety Manager Certification
- Utah Food Safety Rules/Regulations
Utah Food Safety Contact Info
Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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