Wondering if FOODSAFE is required for your job? Read the regulation
FOODSAFE Level 1 is for food service establishment operators and front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers. Topics include foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing.
The Refresher course is only available to individuals who have a valid FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate issued by a BC Health Authority. In order to take this course, you must register online at Open School BC before your certificate expiration date.
FOODSAFE Level 2 is for foodservice owners, managers, kitchen managers, and executive chefs who have taken Level 1. Includes modules on Managing for Food Safety and Writing a Food Safety Plan.
The ProcessSafe online course uses Open School BC's learning management system and hosting service. This course delivers content in an organized and methodical, step-by-step instructional process that promotes a learner-centered approach to safety awareness.
Businesses have several options for group FOODSAFE training
This means that it is not required by the BC regulation that you have a FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate in order to work as a server. However, some employers require that all their employees have a Level 1 certificate. Also, it is an advantage to have your certificate when applying for jobs.
The FOODSAFE course is about preventing the transmission of foodborne illness and also about worker safety on the job. People who prepare, serve and clean up food should take the course for the safety of the customers and also for their own safety.