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​​​​​​Food Safety

It is recommended that everyone who works within a food premise attend the Food Safety Course and get certified including:

  • Serving staff
  • Dishwashers
  • Cooks/assistant cooks
  • General help
  • Owners/managers
  • Anyone else interested in food safety

The Food Safety Course is offered to everyone.  If you would like to obtain  your food handler certification,  re-certify, or  write the exam click on one of the drop-down areas below:

The Brant County Health Unit food safety certification course is based on the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - Public Health Division, February 2013 Manual "Food Safety: A Guide for Ontario's Foodhandlers" and the Ontario Food Premises Regulation 562.

Students are required to achieve 70% to pass the exam. The food handler certificate is valid for five years in the Province of Ontario.

Cost

$40 CAD

The Health Unit serves all the people in our community. For some, the cost of our programs may create a financial difficulty. If this is the case, please click on “request deferred payment” when you register.

Parking

Free street parking is available in the neighbourhood around the Brant County Health Unit, or paid parking is available in the parking lot across the street from the Health Unit.

Online Payment Refund Policy

To be eligible for a refund your cancellation must be received by the Health Unit one business day prior to your appointment or other scheduled event (Monday's appointments must be cancelled by Friday).

Learn more Terms of Use: Online Payment Refund Policy

Food Safety Course (includes​ exam) Schedule

Location Date & Time Register for Class
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
May 8, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
For 3 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
June 5, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
For 3 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
July 10, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
For 3 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
September 11, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
For 3 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
October 16, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
For 3 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
November 6, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
For 3 week(s)



Students can come to the Brant County Health Unit to purchase the Food Safety Manual and register for the exam in person.

Cost

$40 CAD

The Health Unit serves all the people in our community. For some, the cost of our programs may create a financial difficulty. If this is the case, please click on “request deferred payment” when you register.

This option is for those who have expired certification, previously taken the full course or who have vast experience and/or knowledge of proper food safety practices.

The Brant County Health Unit recommends you take the course again, but it is not mandatory.

The student needs to pass the certification exam with 70%.

A self-study manual is free: Food Safety: A Guide for Ontario's Foodhandlers

Exam Cost

$10 CAD

The Health Unit serves all the people in our community. For some, the cost of our programs may create a financial difficulty. If this is the case, please click on “request deferred payment” when you register.

Online Payment Refund Policy

To be eligible for a refund your cancellation must be received by the Health Unit one business day prior to your appointment or other scheduled event (Monday's appointments must be cancelled by Friday).

Learn more Terms of Use: Online Payment Refund Policy

Parking

Free parking available behind the Brant County Health Unit (194 Terrace Hill St, Brantford). Free street parking available in the neighbourhood around the Brant County Health Unit.​


Food Safety Challenge Exam Schedule

Location Date & Time Register for Class
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
April 25, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
For 1 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
May 3, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
For 1 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
June 7, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
For 1 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
July 5, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
For 1 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
August 2, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
For 1 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
September 6, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
For 1 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
October 4, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
For 1 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
November 1, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
For 1 week(s)
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
December 6, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
For 1 week(s)



 

Food Handler Course Information and Registration​

Environmental Health
519-753-4937
EnvironmentalHealth@bchu.org