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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who should attend?

  • Food Establishment Owners, Front Line staff, Managers, Supervisors and Food Service Personnel who are responsible for receiving, preparing and serving food. Keep your business safe by practicing good risk management. All employees should be trained to reduce the risk of embarrassment or litigation in the case of a food poisoning.
  • Volunteers who handle food are better prepared to handle foods safely.
  • Child Care Workers or Operators.
  • Parents who are leaving their children in care are concerned about all aspects of safety. Food safety is a sensitive topic for parents to enquire about. Foodsafe training ensures the safety of the food served to the children.
  • Home Support Workers/ Care Facilities/ Institutions.
  • Elderly or disabled people need a high level of care. They often have low immunity to infection and therefore, need extra protection from food or water borne illnesses.
  • Home-makers who serve their families 3 meals/day. A large percentage of food poisonings happen in the home.
  • High School Students.
  • Anyone wanting to learn more information on safe food handling procedures.
  • Anyone wanting to gain employment in the food service industry or improve your employment opportunities.
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Is there an exam at the end of the course?

Yes, the exam is part of the course and will be issued near the end of the course.


What is the requirement for having your certified food handlers certificate?

In accordance with the City of Winnipeg Food Service Establishment By-law No.5160/89: "No person shall operate a food service establishment unless the person in charge has successfully completed the certified food handler training program, food service establishments with less than five (5) food handlers must have a person on staff who has successfully completed the certified food handler training program, food service establishments with more than five (5) food handlers working at any one time must have a person who has successfully completed the certified food handler training program ON DUTY at all times."


Does my Certified Food Handling Certificate expire?

Yes, it will expire after 5 years.


I lost my certificate. Can I get a replacement?

Yes, you can contact Manitoba Health, Health Protection Unit at ph: 945-3705 to inquire on a certificate replacement.