Connecticut Food Handler Training and Manager Certification

Connecticut Food Safety Handler Manager Training Courses & ANSI Exam

  • Food Safety Manager Certification
  • Food Handler Training
  • HACCP - 16hrs

Connecticut Food Safety Manager Principles Course & ANSI-CFP Certification Exam

Course Description
The Food Safety Manager Principles Course will give you the proper food safety training to help you prepare for the nationally accredited certification exam of the ANSI-CFP (American National Standard Institute – Conference for Food Protection). The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides necessary training leading up to the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. This course covers food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.

Course Hours: 8 Hours
Exam Duration: 1.5 Hours
Cost:

  • Food Safety Management Principles Course (English) – $85.00
  • Food Safety Management Principles Course (Spanish) – $85.00
  • Food Protection Manager Certification (ANSI-CFP) Exam – $55.00
  • Special: Food Safety Management Principles Course with Exam – $99.00

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
  • Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage
  • Lesson 3: Contaminants
  • Lesson 4: Food and Temperature Control
  • Lesson 5: Employee Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Lesson 6: Purchasing, Receiving, and Storing Food
  • Lesson 7: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Lesson 8: Pest Control
  • Lesson 9: Facility Design
  • Lesson 10: HACCP System Basics
  • Lesson 11: FDA Guidelines for Developing a HACCP System
  • Lesson 12: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a HACCP Plan
  • Lesson 13: Seafood HACCP
  • Lesson 14: Consumer Steps to Safer Seafood

ANSI-CFP Exam
The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification (CFPM) Exam is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). The intent of this examination is to certify that each food manager has demonstrated by means of a food safety certification examination to a certifying organization that he or she has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to protect the public from food borne illness.

This accredited exam is accepted in most states and jurisdictions* that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. The final exam must be passed with a 70% or higher to get credit for completion of this course. Please remember, your examination must be proctored. 

*This exam is not accepted in Connecticut and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Help with Exam

  • Before the Exam: To login to the exam you will need the username and password sent to you in the exam enrollment notice email. If you did not receive your username and password contact Customer Support at 855-796-3525. IMPORTANT: You must have your Username and Password available when you arrive to take the exam.
  • To Schedule Your Exam Online: Click here
  • End of Course/Exam Instructions: Your Official Certificate will be mailed within 15 business days of completing the exam, however, a printable Proof of Completion document is available via the LMS once you complete and pass the final exam. (400K- PDF) – Download

Connecticut Food Safety HACCP for Retail Food Establishments

Course Description
Accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, this course presents the characteristics and application of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), a risk prevention management methodology that applies appropriate science and technology to plan, control, and document safe food processes in a food facility, consistent with the FDA’s desire to implement a voluntary HACCP program.

A Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager should be able to perform the following functions: Conducting preliminary activities, conducing hazard analyses, establishing detailed control measures, conducting verification activities, conducting operational implementation activities, and conducting continuous improvement activities.

The course first examines HACCP’s principles and concepts. The HACCP approach begins by identifying biological, chemical, and physical hazards (inputs to the system) associated with facility construction, equipment, employees, food and supplies.

The course also examines the prerequisite processes (e.g., personnel hygiene and training; equipment and facility cleaning, sanitizing, and maintenance; receiving and storage); and for food processes (e.g., cooking, hot and cold holding, and cooling), this course presents scientifically validated hazard control procedures that prevent, eliminate, or reduce hazards to levels that protect public health.

Finally, this course describes how HACCP is applied through Active Managerial Control (AMC) to establish a functional food safety management system.

Credit Hours: 16 hrs
Cost: $99.00

Course Objectives
After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the biological, chemical, and physical hazards in the food offered to consumers in a food system.
  • Determine which hazards are significant risks.
  • Determine, write, and validate adequate controls for those hazards.
  • Write a Food Safety Management Plan that provides an appropriate level of protection for customers.
  • Train and supervise employees to perform controls that strive for zero customer illness or injury during the life of the business.

Course Outline
This course will discuss the following topics:

  • Lesson 1: The Food Safety Problem
  • Lesson 2: The HACCP Approach to Food Safety
  • Lesson 3: The Food Safety Management Plan
  • Lesson 4: Physical Hazards in Food
  • Lesson 5: Chemical Hazards in Food: Part 1
  • Lesson 6: Chemical Hazards in Food: Part 2
  • Lesson 7: Biological Hazards: Part 1
  • Lesson 8: Biological Hazards: Part 2
  • Lesson 9: Biological Hazards: Part 3
  • Lesson 10: Biological Hazards: Part 4
  • Lesson 11: Personal Hygiene and Control
  • Lesson 12: Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Lesson 13: Supplies
  • Lesson 14: Menu HACCP
  • Lesson 15: Recipe Engineering

Completion of Course
Upon successful completion of the course, the certificate of completion will be available from the training page.

 

Connecticut Food Safety State Requirements:

Connecticut requires that a person in charge of a food establishment, itinerant food vending establishment, or food catering establishment demonstrate knowledge of food safety as outlined in the FDA Food Code. Taking an approved Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Training Course and passing an Exam is one way to demonstrate knowledge. Local requirements may exceed the state’s minimum requirements.

The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). This accredited exam is accepted in all states that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals.

Regulations:

Connecticut Department of Public Health – Public Health Code – 19-13-B40. Sanitation of Foodstuffs (Doc)
http://www.dir.ct.gov/dph/PHC/docs/19_Sanitation_of_Food_Fair.doc

Connecticut Department of Public Health – Public Health Code – 19-13-B48. Itinerant Food Vending (Doc)
http://www.dir.ct.gov/dph/PHC/docs/21_Itinerant_Food_Vending_a.doc

Connecticut Department of Public Health – Public Health Code – 19-13-B42, 48, 49. Qualified Food Operator (PDF)
http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/environmental_health/food_protection/pdf/qfo_responsibilities.pdf

Contact Info:

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Director, Food and Standards Division
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 165
Hartford, CT 06134
(860) 713-6160
http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3140&….

Major cities served: Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury.

Connecticut Food Truck & Mobile Food Vendor State Laws & Regulations:

Connecticut Food Safety Training Requirements & Re-Certification:

Food Safety Training Required For Managers: Yes
Food Safety Training Required Food Handlers: Yes
Certification Exam Required: Yes
Re-training Frequency Required: 2 years
Re-certification Exam Required: 2 years

Local Requirements: Hartford County requires food handler training.

Hartford County:
Food Managers: City defers to the Connecticut Hea lth Code in requiring each retail food establishment to employ one “Qualified Food Operator” who is in a supervisory position. In compliance with Section 19-13-B42, the “Qualified Food Operator” must be able to demonstrate knowledge of food safety.
Food Handlers: Qualified Food Operator is required to teach food handlers food safety principles and document the training.

City of Hartford
Department of Health and Human Services
Environmental Health Division
131 Coventry Street
Hartford, CT 06112
(860) 543-8816
http://www.hartford.gov/Human_services/html%20files_06/Environment.htm

 

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