Safe Food Handlers Courses

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The Food Safe program is a comprehensive food-safety training program for the food industry. Public Health Inspectors instruct Safe Food Handlers courses for the Saskatchewan Health Authority for Regina and area. The course educates food handlers on the dangers associated with food service and methods they can use to lower the risks of foodborne illness. There are two levels of Food Safe Courses available.

Food Safe Level 1

Food Safe Level 1 is a food-handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for frontline foodservice workers such as cooks, servers, bus-persons, dishwashers and care home employees. The course covers important food safety and worker safety information on foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing.

Under the Food Safety Regulations, at least one employee preparing food in a food service establishment must hold a Food Safe Level 1 certificate, or a certificate from a course recognized as equivalent to Food Safe Level 1.

Participants who score 70% or higher on the final exam will receive a Level 1 Safe Food Handler certificate from the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The certificate does not expire, though it is recommended that participants retake the course after 5 years.

Course & manual fee is $65 (no tax)

Food Safe Level 2

Food Safe Level 2 is recommended for food service owners and managers, kitchen managers, executive chefs and others who are responsible for managing food safety in the food service environment. The course has a short review of Food Safe Level 1, and modules on Managing for Food Safety and Writing a Food Safety Plan. Food Safe Level 1 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for Food Safe Level 2, and must have been taken in the last year.

Participants who complete all assignments and score 80% or higher on the final exam will receive a Level 2 Safe Food Handler certificate from the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The certificate does not expire.

Course & manual fee is $65 (no tax)

Private Courses

If the dates and times currently offered do not suit your needs, please contact the Environmental Public Health Department at environmentalhealth@rqhealth.ca to inquire about setting up a private course. Group rates are available if registering 20 or more people for the scheduled course dates. On site private courses may be available to groups of 30 or more people.

Food Safe Certificate Reprint

If you took the Level 1 or 2 Food Safe course with the Former Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region or during high school after 2005, we may be able to do a reprint of a certificate for you. There is a $30 reprint charge. We do not email or fax copies of certificates; they must be picked up in the office or sent in regular mail. Please contact us at 306-766-7755 or  environmentalhealth@rqhealth.ca to request a reprint.

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