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California Basic Food Handler Course [2 hr]

The California Basic Food Handler Course includes the Test and Certificates will be issued on the same day.

Food Safety First Principles for Food Handlers certificate program provides food handlers with the knowledge and skills they need to safely handle foods for human consumption. Successful completion of the program assures food managers, regulators and trainers that the certificate holder has completed a basic course in food safety. The First Principles course is based on the on the principles and recommendations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code and is recommended for people involved in the preparation, handling, serving and displaying of food. The course is required by law in some states and local jurisdictions and voluntary in others.

The First Principles program is the comprehensive answer for all food handler training needs and covers the following areas.

  • Introduction to Food Safety
  • Contamination and Cross Contamination
  • Time and Temperature Control
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Potentially Hazardous Foods/ Time Temperature Control PHF/TCS
  • Pest Management

Attainment of the certificate of completion means the individual has demonstrated a basic nderstanding of the Food Safety First Principles for Food Handlers learning objectives.



Food Safety Associates is excellent in providing my employees with the skills and the knowledge to pass the Certified Food Safety Manager exam for my managers. Dr. Manos was very clear and concise with his lectures. He was quick to explain any confusing aspect of the material to his students. He always had several examples to help put the rules into perspective. I also really appreciate the availability of the classes being offered several times throughout the year. Thank you for providing this terrific service for our community. –Jo, Restaurant General Manager

Dear Bill,
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for the excellence and professionalism you demonstrated during the training of my employees and myself at your certified food handlers classes. Your professional approach, knowledge, and interactive method of instruction to all students make taking the class a pleasure to attend. I also want to thank you for always getting back with me in a timely manner; it's good to know one can reach out and get knowledge in a timely manner.
Thank you!
–Jim, Owner

Hi, Thank you, for an informative and necessary class. It's a real eye-opener to people. They need to be aware of the potential hazards of contamination from foods. I learned a lot about food borne illnesses that I didn't know. The Instructor made the class interesting and fun, with examples and stories. Thank you again,

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