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SB 602 was authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D), and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger in the fall of 2010. SB 602 was met with stiff resistance as it mandated a directive that was nearly impossible to implement. It also deprived the California public from receiving the highest quality online training options at the most affordable prices as it initially only outlined one organization to offer the training.
To address these issues, SB 303, which has passed the Senate requires all California food handlers to receive a food handler card through training and testing by July 1, 2011. It mandates that Food handler training be available online and must be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certificate program through ASTM 2659. Our course received this accreditation as of June 28, 2011, and is the first food handler training organization to receive this distinction. This rigorous accreditation process ensures food handlers will receive the highest quality training.
Who are Food Handlers?
As defined in section 113790 of CalCode:
"Food Handler" means an individual who is involved in the preparation, storage, or service of food in a food facility, other than an individual holding a valid food safety certificate issued pursuant to Section 113947.3 or an individual involved in the preparations, storage, or service of food in a temporary food facility.
What is the timeline?
Food handlers hired prior to June 1, 2011 must obtain a food handler card on or before July 1, 2011
Food handlers hired after June 1, 2001 have 30 days to obtain a food handlers card
What is my restaurant responsible for?
Maintain records showing that each food handler has a valid food handler's card. This can be achieved by having a copy of each card on file. These must be made available at the time of a health inspection.
How can I earn my permit?
Take our interactive, online, ANSI approved training. It is the only online training that is guaranteed to be in compliance with the state of California.
Earn your permit in only 90 minutes!