Food Safety Program
The food safety program works to ensure safe food service practices. We offer public education, issue Food Handler cards and inspect and permit food service establishments.
The Food Safety staff helps to prevent food borne illness in Central Utah through the following activities:
Inspecting, conducting plan reviews and issuing permits to retail food service establishments.
Testing/training food workers and issuing Food Handler cards.
Investigating food borne illness reports.
Providing community education on safe preparation of food.
Online classes are still offered through several vendors, and link to each vendor's training are included below.
Additional classes will be provided on an "as needed" basis when five or more individuals are requesting Food Handler training. Please contact the instructors listed below for more information or to schedule a class.
|2018 Food Handler Class Schedule|
|January 9||3:00||Sanpete||Mt Pleasant||Jason Hatch|
|February 6||3:00||Sevier||Richfield||Mike Grimlie|
|March 12||3:00||Sanpete||Mt. Pleasant||Jason Hatch|
|April 3||3:00||Sevier||Richfield||Mike Grimlie|
|May 14||3:00||Sanpete||Mt Pleasant||Jason Hatch|
|June 5||3:00||Sevier||Richfield||Mike Grimlie|
|July 9||3:00||Sanpete||Mt Pleasant||Jason Hatch|
|August 7||3:00||Sevier||Richfield||Mike Grimlie|
|September 10||3:00||Sanpete||Mt Pleasant||Jason Hatch|
|October 2||3:00||Sevier||Richfield||Mike Grimlie|
|November 19||3:00||Sanpete||Mt Pleasant||Jason Hatch|
|December 4||3:00||Sevier||Richfield||Mike Grimlie|
|For More Information, Contact:|
|Mike Grimlie 435-896-5451|
|Jason Hatch 435-462-2449|
|Brad Johnson 435-623-0696|
|Nathan Selin 435-896-5451|
Food Handlers Permit (FHP) Information
ALL food service employees are required by State law to have this certification. This includes cooks, servers, hostesses, dishwashers; and cashiers in convenience stores that serve potentially hazardous foods such as soups, hotdogs, and other foods prepared on-site. It is also recommended for nurse's aides. If your job involves handling food, you need a Food Handler's Permit.
Classes take about an hour. You will watch a video detailing correct food and utensil handling, hand-washing, cooking and cooling, and dishwashing. Afterward you will need to pass a multiple-choice test.
A Food Handler's Permit is good for three years, only in the six county health district. FHP or equivalent holders from other states must take the Utah course. For class times, costs and other information, contact your local health department office.
Due to the short time of the course, latecomers may be turned away!
Food Establishment Inspections and Operation Permits
Food establishments that sell or serve food to the public must get a permit and be inspected by the Central Utah Public Health Department. These establishments include restaurants, coffee shops, delis, grocery stores, school kitchens, temporary events where food is sold and more.
Click here for a permit application. Please bring the application to your local health department office.
The purpose of the inspection is to assure that the food is being handled properly from preparation through serving. Inspectors observe kitchen workers' food handling practices, inspect refrigerators and storage areas, take food temperatures, assure correct use of sanitizers and hand-washing practices. Any problem found is written up on an inspection report, and the manager is taught the correct procedure or method immediately.
To report a potential violation in food safety, contact your local county office.
Below is a list of online food handler training providers that have been approved by the State of Utah. If a training provider is not approved by the State of Utah, the food handler permit will not be valid.
123 Premier Food Safety
Above Training, Inc/StateFoodSafety.com
Ace Food Handler
Easy Food Handlers
SafeWay Certifications/Responsible Training
ServSafe Food Handlers Training
Tap Series, LLC
Utah Food Certification
- Common Types of Food borne Illnesses
- Utah Foodservice Sanitation Rules
- FDA Food Code
- Food Safety.Gov
- Food Safety and Inspection Service
- Fight BAC! Partnership for Food Safety
- World Health Organization: Food Safety
- Raw Milk Information
- Holiday Food Safety
- Start at the store: 7 Ways to prevent foodborne illness