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Food Handler Training

The Minneapolis Health Department has partnered with StateFoodSafety.com to provide online food handler training. Food workers in Minneapolis are encouraged to take an online basic food Handler Training course, but it is not required.

The food handler trainings are valuable for anyone preparing food in a commercial kitchen or working in a food business. This includes kitchen food handlers, servers and other staff (and anyone who would like to work in a commercial food business). 

Some of the topics covered in the trainings are: keeping food safe, temperature danger zone, hot and cold holding, avoiding cross-contamination, personal hygiene, and cleaning and sanitizing.

No previous food safety training is required. A food handler certificate and card is awarded to every person who successfully completes any of the training courses. 

The trainings are not Food Manager Protection Certification. Find Certified Food Protection Manager classes on the Minnesota Department of Health website

Three trainings are available. Scroll down to learn about each training. Chose the course that is best for you. Trainings range from approximately 30 minutes to 90 minutes to complete.

To begin a Food Handler training visit minneapolismn.statefoodsafety.com.

Have questions about the Food Handler training? Call 612-673-2301 or 801-494-1416.

Voucher codes

Minneapolis licensed food businesses and vendors at Minneapolis events can request free voucher codes for their staff.

To request voucher codes fill out the voucher code request form; email [email protected]; or call the Minneapolis Health Department at 612-673-2301.

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Food workers outside Minneapolis can take the training. The cost is $20 per course. Only credit, debit and prepaid debit cards are accepted.

The trainings and tests are available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Questions about the Food Handler Training courses? Call 612-673-2301 or 801-494-1416.

Using a voucher code

I have a voucher code. How do I begin my training? 

Go to minneapolismn.statefoodsafety.com

Turn off your browser's pop-up blocker.

Enter your voucher code in the Redeem Voucher box.

Follow the prompts on your screen.

You may save the training at any time and return to it later.

Food Handler Level 1 Training (Simplified)

In the Food Handler Level 1 Training you will learn about basic food safety on topics such as:keeping food safe, temperature danger zone, hot and cold holding, avoiding cross-contamination, personal hygiene, and cleaning and sanitizing.

The training uses short informative and engaging animated lessons and videos.

Completing the Level 1 training takes approximately 30 - 45 minutes.

This training is ideal for people who speak English as a second language, have a visual learning style or have special needs who work, or would like to work, in a commercial food business.

The Food Handler Level 1 Training is available in English.

The training is divided into five sections, or modules.At the end of each module is a short test with six questions. You must answer all the questions correctly to move to the next module. Each test can be taken an unlimited number of times. 

Food Handler Level 2 Training (Standard)

In the Food Handler Level 2 Training, you will learn about basic food safety on topics such as: keeping food safe, temperature danger zone, hot and cold holding, avoiding cross-contamination, personal hygiene, and cleaning and sanitizing.

The training uses short informative and engaging animated lessons and videos.

Completing the Level 2 training takes approximately 60 - 90 minutes.

Food Handler Level 2 Training is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Serbo-Croatian, and American Sign Language (ASL).

In order to receive the course certificate, you need to pass a 30-question test with at least 21 correct answers. The test can be taken twice.

Food Safety Essentials for Special Events and Festivals

The Food Safety Essentials training is for food vendors and food handlers (employees and volunteers) working with food or beverages at markets and events. You will learn basic food safety principles including how to keep foods safe, the temperature danger zone, hot and cold holding, avoiding cross-contamination, personal hygiene, and cleaning and sanitizing.

The training uses short informative and engaging animated lessons and videos.

The Food Safety Essentials training is available in English and Spanish.

This training typically takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour to complete. In order to receive the course certificate, you need to pass a 20-question test with at least 14 correct answers. The test can be taken twice.

Questions

Questions about the Food Handler Training? Contact the Minneapolis Health Department at [email protected] or 612-673-2301. Ask to speak with an Environmental Health supervisor. Or, contact StateFoodSafety.com customer service at 801-494-1416.


Accommodations

Minneapolis Health Department LogoShould you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
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Last updated Jan 16, 2020

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