The purpose of this course is to expose Illinois food handlers to important Food Safety
concepts. This course is not intended to train microbiologists or
sanitarians, but to instill a basic understanding and to create sensitivity and awareness toward critical food safety concepts (e.g. hand washing, cross-contamination, temperature control, etc).
This is a basic concepts course for Illinois and should not be confused with the Manager's Course that is
required for the 'Person In Charge' in many states. If you have questions about
what course is required for your jurisdiction and
job classification, we recommend you contact your local Environmental Health department. They are also a good resource for information surrounding your unique food handling and preparation situation.
Illinois PolicyeFoodHandlers® Food Handler training program IS APPROVED for food handlers in Illinois
State Rules Link:
ILLINOIS Food Rules
Main Course Topics
- Employee Illness
- Your Role in Helping Prevent Foodborne Illness
- The Rose of Management in Helping Prevent Foodborne Illness
- Foodborne Illness
- Temperature Control
- Final Cooking Temperature
- Contamination and Cross Contamination
- Your Own Health Comes First
Course Length: 30+ minutes
Important: Refer to Basic Requirements Overview. If you have questions about what training is appropriate for
your job within your Illinois jurisdiction, contact your local Environmental Health department.