Typically, there are two levels of food safety training: a level for front-line employees and a more intense level of training for managers.
Food Handler Safety Class
The first level is often referred to as Food Handler Safety Class and is designed to meet the basic food safety needs of front-line food handlers. Springfield-Greene County Health's monthly Food Handler Safety Class is not currently being offered. Please call (417) 864-1017 for more information.
There are other opportunities to get staff trained in basic food safety. StateFoodSafety.com provides an online food safety training course. The course costs $10, and at the successful completion of the online test, a certificate can be printed with our department logo. This class is offered in six languages: English, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese and American Sign Language (ASL).
Food Protection Manager Certification
The second, and more intense, level of food safety training is often referred to as Food Protection Manager Certification.
*This is just one of the ways to meet the demonstration of knowledge*
All of these exams must be proctored in order to receive this certification. Training for these exams can be accomplished through a number of training programs as long as the accepted exams listed above are used.