NEW! HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOOD HANDLER CARD LAW
Article 2. Employee Knowledge 113947.1(c) On and after July 1, 2007, temporary food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve nonprepackaged food shall have an owner or person in charge who can demonstrate to the enforcement officer that he or she has an adequate knowledge of food safety principles as they relate to the specific food facility operation.
The Fresno Health Department offers a class that fulfills that requirement, on the first Monday of the month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at 1221 Fulton Mall Fresno,CA. Interested parties will need to call (559) 600-3357 to have their name placed on the list for the next available class, which is offered free of charge.
On the following attached document you will see that section #2 “temporary food facilities (food booths at community events) are exempt from having to obtain the new food handler card. However, Article 2, Section 113947.1 (c) states that they are required to have food safety knowledge, our class fulfills that requirement.
We are finding that many individuals would rather take the class to obtain the California Food Handler Card for a variety of reasons:
Taking time away from other activities to attend a two hour class.
Difficulty finding parking in downtown Fresno.
Not wanting to come to downtown Fresno.
Should they decide to obtain the California Food Handler Card it will more than satisfy the requirement for “food safety knowledge” they will not have to take our class.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kim Hultquist or Rick Heinrichs.
Environmental Health Specialist III
Environmental Health Division
Phone (559) 600-3357 Fax (559) 600-7629