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Certified Food Handler

Who should take the course

Anyone who is employed where food is prepared, processed, served, packaged or stored needs to understand and follow the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) and understand how serious, even life threatening food allergens can be. This includes employees at restaurants, fast food take-out, cafeterias, nursing homes, hot dog vendors and childcare facilities that prepare food or serve food.

Course Outline

Part 1 – Understanding Food Safety
Lesson 1: Understanding Food Contamination
Lesson 2: Food-Borne Illness & Allergy Management
Lesson 3: Food Safety Laws & Responsibilities

Part 2 – Preventing Food-Borne Illness
Lesson 4: Personal Hygiene & Workplace Behaviour
Lesson 5: Time & Temperature Control
Lesson 6: Cleaning & Sanitizing
Lesson 7: Maintaining Food Premises & Equipment

Part 3 – Working With Food Safely
Lesson 8: Purchasing, Receiving & Storing Food Safely
Lesson 9: Preparing Food Safely
Lesson 10: Serving & Dispensing Food Safely

Part 4 – Managing Your Food Safety Plan
Lesson 11: Managing Your Food Safety Plan


How can I get certified ?

Attend our Food Handler Certification course: after successfully passing our exam; you will receive your Food Handler Certification valid for 5 years. Certificate is issued on the same day once successfully achieving a passing grade of 70%.

The Trainers

Heny Tang
Senior HACCP Trainer
QA Manager

Rupali Sanas
Senior HACCP Trainer
QA Manager
MSc. CHA, BRC Certified Auditor

The Achievements

Three CSSBB classes achieved 100% passing-rate up to now.

Six CQE classes achieved 100% passing-rate up to now.



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The Resources
What is HACCP?

HACCP Glossary and Terms

HACCP: A Pathway to Food Industry

HACCP Frequently Asked Questions

HACCP Advantage

HACCP delivery methods:


Online eLearning


OCOT Advantages

100 %Instructor-Led Class
State-of-the-Art Facilities
Unlimited Lab Time
Labs Open 7-days a Week
Free Repeat
Free Job Placement
Financial Aid Possible
Resume Writing
Interview Skills

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