FLORIDA Food Handlers


eFoodHandlers® FLORIDA Basic Food Safety

The purpose of this course is to expose Florida 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 Florida 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.

Florida Policy
In Florida, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) requires all food service employees to be trained on proper food handling and hygiene practices every three years. An eFoodhandlers certificate of course completion for the Basic Food Safety course, including wallet cards and badges, are not substitutes for an approved food workers permit required by the DOH.

State Rules Link:
FLORIDA Food Rules

Main Course Topics

  • Employee Illness
  • Handwashing
  • 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

Important: Refer to Basic Requirements Overview. If you have questions about what training is appropriate for
your job within your Florida jurisdiction, contact your local Environmental Health department.


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