Food service establishment food handlers in McLean County, Illinois, must take an ANSI-approved course to earn a Food Handler Training Certificate.
A food service establishment is…" where food is intended for immediate consumption, such as restaurants, bars or concession stands."*
A food handler is…" an individual working with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils or food-contact surfaces."*
The Food Handler Training Certification can be earned by taking a course online or in the classroom. The certificate is valid for three years.
*Illinois Food Code
This is the easiest, quickest and most economical training for most individuals and food establishments. Cost of the online training is about $10 per trainee.
This ANSI certification can be carried with an individual to jobs at other food establishments.
Large enterprise or franchise food establishments may choose to implement a company-owned Handler Training Certification program.
Enterprise-managed certifications cannot be carried by an employee to a job in another food service establishment or restaurant. Call the McLean County Health Department at 309-888-5482 to learn more.