Food Manager Training & Food Handler Certification
Importance of Food Manager Certification
Each year millions of people eat out and the trend of eating out continues to grow. The food industry has grown in response to the increased demand. Food facilities are unique businesses faced with the challenge of providing quality food that is safe to consume. At minimum, this involves safely storing, transporting, and preparing food, and taking reasonable precautions against disease and injury. Although the specific nature and complexity of the food services may vary greatly, it is possible to generalize about the things they need to know and do to fulfill their obligations to their clients.
Simply stated, food operators are required to take reasonable steps to prevent food-borne illnesses. This entails learning about food-borne diseases to which clients may become exposed, and techniques for minimizing the risk of illness. The responsibilities of a food manager are many, and may at times seem overwhelming. Fortunately, most of the health risks posed may be easily overcome by the simple procedures described in the Food Managers' Course Manual. Managers who learn and implement the practices recommended in this manual will be doing a great service, both to their clients and to the food industry.
All current Food Manager Certifications issued by Coconino County will expire on December 31, 2021. Coconino County will no longer provide Food Manager trainings or certifications. The new Certified Food Protection Manager Requirement will be provided by ANSI certified training organizations.
Food Handler Certification
The adoption of the 2017 FDA Food Code does not change Food Handler Training or Certification through Coconino County.
This manual is based on the 2017 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code that was adopted by the State of Arizona and CCPHSD.
The Back Country Food Handlers Training includes a wider breadth of topics than the standard Food Handler Training. The training cover topics such as vector, sanitation, food, and water safety. This training is unique to Coconino County due to the Grand Canyon and river guide training needs.