Our online food safety certification courses cover everything that students must know in order to obtain their food manager certificates, but who do they turn to when something comes up that they either do not recall or they find themselves in a situation that was not covered in the course? While we attempt to make sure that you leave our training with everything that you need to know, there can always be gaps in even the most well prepared training courses.
Answers to Food Code Questions after Online Food Safety Certification
Fortunately, we live in the digital age where information is readily available from our PCs, smartphones and iPads, but if we have learned anything about the World Wide Web, it is that many resources lead you in the wrong direction. A popular quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln says it all; “Not everything that you read on the internet is true.” Where do you find reliable sources when you have food safety questions that you need answered right away?
We have compiled a short list of official websites that will give you a good start into your research:
In our opinion, these three sites are invaluable resources for those looking for information not contained in online food safety certification courses. We recommend starting with The Minnesota Food Code. This is the official website for the Minnesota Department of Health and contains links to both the complete food code and food, beverage and hospitality regulations. Some cities and counties have passed rules that are stricter than the food code that governs the state, so when in doubt give your local health department a call for clarification. They will be able to give you a definitive answer on nearly any topic.
We also feel like taking an instructor led food safety certification course grants the opportunity for students to ask more questions and engage in topics that are not covered in online resources. If you and your staff are inquisitive by nature, we recommend you consider taking one of our food safety classes where you have the opportunity to learn from an educated instructor.
We like to do whatever we can to make food safety certification obtainable. If you have any special requirements, just contact us and we will be happy to help.