Food Handler Training Requirement
Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act was developed and implemented by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). IDPH is also responsible for the regulation and enforcement.
The Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act requires all food service area employees or food handlers that work with open/unpackaged foods, food service equipment or utensils, or any food contact surfaces to receive an approved food handler training.
PLEASE NOTE: The Food Handler Training is different from the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC). Any food service staff person that has a current FSSMC Certificate does NOT need to complete a Food Handler Training.
Please contact a
local IDPH office for questions regarding the FSSMC requirements and classes, and for specific questions related to the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act.