Illinois - Food service training: Federal requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses food service worker training but not required or requires training that does not meet the level of the USDA professional standards.

Illinois Administrative Code Title 77 Section 750.3430 Requirements for Food Handlers

b) 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 750.3410, by July 1, 2016. From July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, enforcement of the provisions of this Section shall be limited to education and notification of the requirements to encourage compliance. (Sections 3.05(a) and (e) of the Food Handling Regulation and Enforcement Act)
  • 2) Existing employees shall receive training by July 1, 2016.
  • 3) New employees shall receive training within 30 days after employment.
  • 4) Training is not transferable between individuals or employers (Section 3.05(a) of the Food Handling Regulation and Enforcement Act).

c) 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)

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