The FOODSAFE Program is a comprehensive food safety training program designed for the food service industry. It is an initiative of the Province of British Columbia and is developed and managed by the BC FOODSAFE Secretariat in partnership with the BC Centre for Disease Control, the BC Regional Health Authorities, the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association and WorkSafe BC. FOODSAFE courses are available face-to-face, online, and by correspondence, and are recognized throughout BC and across Canada as meeting the requirements for food safety training for food service industry workers.
Update May 19, 2015: MarketSafe is now available online!
The MarketSafe Program is a food safety training program for farmers and producers who make, bake or grow products to sell at farmers' markets or other types of temporary markets. MarketSafe was developed by BC FOODSAFE in partnership with the BC Association of Farmers' Markets.
Did you know that FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates expire?
Effective July 29, 2013, all FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates issued in British Columbia are valid for 5 years. Certificates issued prior to July 29, 2013, will expire July 29, 2018. To recertify, simply retake the FOODSAFE Level 1 course or take the FOODSAFE Level 1 Refresher online course.
Instructors, login for access to information about:
- the Comparison of FOODSAFE Level 1 2014 and 2006
- FOODSAFE Level 1 2014
- the FOODSAFE Operations Manual for British Columbia.