People looking to enter the food service industry will be able to add a new qualification to their resume in a few weeks thanks to the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.
The organization is running four in-person “Food Handler Certification Courses” over the coming weeks at its Smiths Falls and Brockville offices.
“Registration is open to operators and employees of food premises and those seeking employment in the food industry,” explains Communications Coordinator Susan Healey. “We also encourage those with home based food businesses to take the course. All food service premises are required to have at least one certified food handler on site at all times of operation.”
The one-day workshop will provide everyone who takes it and gets at least 70 per cent of the questions right on the final exam with a food handling certificate. It’s recognized by all Ontario health units, and is valid for five years.
Classes cost $50 to take part in, and are limited to 20 people per course for social distancing. Online home-study versions of the course are also available.
The first in-person workshop is happening in Brockville on January 25th. You can find more details on the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit website.