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Health Unit Offers In-Person Food Handler Certification Courses

January 9, 2023

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is resuming in person food handler certification courses in the Brockville and Smiths Falls offices. Registration is open to operators and employees of food premises and those seeking employment in the food industry. We also encourage those with home based food businesses to take the course. All food service premises are required to have at least one certified food handler on site at all times of operation.

The food industry provides jobs for many local residents and the Health Unit supports safe, locally produced food by offering relevant food safety training for our local food businesses. We are pleased to be able to start offering courses in person again and to offer another option to online learning.

Courses are $50; participants will receive a package of course materials and upon achieving a minimum of 70% on the post course exam, will receive a wallet sized certified food handler certificate. This credential is accepted by all health units in Ontario and is valid for five years. 

Registration is limited to 20 people per class so distancing can be offered in the classroom. Call the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 or email [email protected] to register for one of the courses. 

Date and Location:

  • January 25, 2023 – Brockville: 458 Laurier Boulevard
  • February 22, 2023 – Smiths Falls: 25 Johnston Street
  • March 22, 2023 – Brockville: 458 Laurier Boulevard
  • April 26, 2023 – Smiths Falls: 25 Johnston Street

Registration will be at 8:30am and courses run from 9:00am to 4:00pm including the exam and with a half hour for lunch.

If you are unable to attend these dates, we also have the option of a home study course. Further information on food safety training options and information on food safety is available on our website.


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