Newfoundland and Labrador's Food Premises Regulations under the Food Premises Act requires that food businesses have staff trained in safe food handling practices and have a food safety training certificate. The Food Safety Regulations outline the requirements for handling food safely. It also outlines the requirement for food safety certificate training. The requirement says that every food establishment must have at least one person working in the facility with an approved food safety training certificate at all times
No, everyone who handles food or serves food would benefit from taking the online food safety training.
As a public health inspector, I can tell you that food safety training is a critical part of ensuring your food is safe for the public. Protecting your customers is obviously the most important thing a business can do because making anyone sick will not be good for business. Furthermore, you won’t be in compliance with the food Regulation which means your business can be fined or worse. It’s best just to take the food handler certificate course. It’s cheap, convenient and covers all the required basics of food safety training.
We strongly recommend that food handlers complete the Food Safety Leaders Safe Food Handling certificate course course at least every 3-5 years.
If you’ve completed the Food Safety Leaders’ course with us previously then we would have a copy of your certificate. Simply contact us here and ask for a copy and we will send one to you shortly. If you haven’t taken the training yet, then sign up below and you will get a certificate once you’ve completed the course.