Get your Illinois Food Handler Certificate Today – State & ANSI accredited

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    Your Manager will accept this certificate!

    Our Food Handler training course is both ANSI & State approved

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    Guaranteed Pass

    With unlimited free resits you will be guaranteed to pass our training

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    Available in English & Spanish

    Our training is available in both English & Spanish, so you can choose to learn in the language you feel most comfortable in.

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    Valid for 3 years

    Once completed your Food Handler certificate will be valid for 3 years

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    Instant certificate

    This course is 100% online and once completed you can print your certificate out at home, or email to your manager.

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ANSI Accredited – Provider #1203

A Food Handler Card is a legal requirement in the state of Illinois .

Our course is 100% online and taught through video learning in both English & Spanish. It can be completed on any device, in under 2 hours!

Our Illinois Food Handler course is recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is mapped against the 2013 FDA Food Code, so everything you will learn will match current food hygiene regulations.

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Below are a few reasons why you should use The Always Food Safe Company for your Food Handler training:

Illinois State Law requires all food handlers to complete a Food Handler Training course.

An Illinois Food Handler Training Certificate must be obtained from a training company with an ANSI Accredited Food Handler Program.

Our, ANSI Accredited, Illinois Food Handler Certificate IS approved throughout the entire State of Illinois.

A “Food employee” or “food handler” means an individual working with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces within a restaurant or non-restaurant facility.

Restaurants
This means any business that is primarily engaged in the sale of ready-to-eat food for immediate consumption.

Where “primarily engaged” means having sales of ready-to-eat food for immediate consumption comprising of at least 51% of the total sales.

Non-Restaurants
These are facilities, such as nursing homes, licensed day care homes and facilities, hospitals, schools, long-term care facilities and retail food stores.

These regulations came into force for restaurants in December 2014.
These regulations came into force for non-restaurants in December 2016.

For the full breakdown of Illinois Food Law Click Here

Certification is valid for three years

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Our course allows YOU to take personal responsibility for food safety, as well as being able to demonstrate basic principles of good practice needed to keep food areas, kitchens, front of house and yourself clean and safe.

• Our courses are filmed in catering kitchens and provide curriculum based learning linked to “real life” situations
• We show good practice and deliberate mistakes
• Humor is used to make the course more enjoyable and engaging
• Course mapped against the 2013 FDA Food Code and covers all aspects of Food Safety
FREE unlimited re-tests!

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The course is split into 9 chapters and explains in detail everything you need to know to make sure you and your customers are safe.

Chapter 1- Introduction to Food Safety & The Law
Chapter 2- Food Safety Hazards – Pathogenic Bacteria
Chapter 3 – Allergens
Chapter 4 – Time & Temperature Controls
Chapter 5 – Principles of Safe Food Storage
Chapter 6 – Food Pests
Chapter 7 – Cleaning
Chapter 8 – Front of House
Chapter 9 – Personal Hygiene

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The short answer is YES!

Your Manager or a Health Official need to be confident that you have received the relevant training, it matches current laws, and more importantly you understand the reasons behind food safety and that you are applying food safety practices and methods to your work/role.

Taking an ANSI accredited course means you have met very high standards. You can demonstrate a strong understanding of food safety and by passing the final exam, prove your knowledge.

The most important point is that you receive training, understand it and implement it.

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Our Illinois Food Handler Certificates are just $10