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Food Handler Course Learning Objectives

1. The food handler will identify what a foodborne illness is and its causes.

2. The food handler will promote proper personal hygiene practices while working in a food handler capacity, including the following:

  • Proper handwashing;
  • Symptoms of diseases that exclude a food handler from working within a food establishment;
  • Bare hand contact and ready-to-eat foods.

3. The food handler will be able to minimize/ prevent cross contamination within a food establishment, including the following:

  • The definition of cross contamination and how to prevent it;
  • Cleaning and sanitizing food and non-food contact surfaces;
  • Physical, chemical and biological hazards in foods

4. The food handler will utilize food safety by:

  • Temperature control (time as a public health control, proper cooling techniques, danger zone – hot and cold holding of potentially hazardous foods);
  • Proper use of thermometers;
  • Food safety tips.