State law addresses food service worker training but not required, or requires training that does not meet the level of the USDA professional standards.
Food Handler Training
Site addresses training requirements for food service workers.
Illinois Administrative Code 77-750.3430 Requirements for Food Handlers
c) Food Handlers Employed By a Food Service Establishment That Is Not a Restaurant
- 1) All food handlers employed by a food service establishment that is not a restaurant, other than someone holding a food service sanitation manager certificate, shall receive or obtain training in basic food handling principles, as outlined in Section 750.210. (Sections 3.05(a) and (e) of the Food Handling Regulation and Enforcement Act)
- 2) New employees shall receive training within 30 days after employment.
- 3) Training is not transferable between individuals or employers (Section 3.05(a) of the Food Handling Regulation and Enforcement Act).
d) Food Handlers Employed by Certain Facilities All food handlers employed in nursing homes, licensed day care homes and facilities, hospitals, schools, and long-term care facilities must renew their training every three years. (Section 3.06(b) of the Food Handling Regulation and Enforcement Act)
NUTRITION AND PROFESSIONAL Standard
Site provides guidance resources that address training requirements for school nutrition professionals and food service workers.
School Nutrition Programs Administrative Handbook School Year 2019-2020
Handbook addresses training requirements for food service workers.