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Food Safety Courses - Schedule & Fees

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Level 1 Courses held in Thunder Bay:

2016 Courses:

  • *Full - Thursday, March 17th - 9:00am to 4:00pm  ($50+HST)*Sorry, course is full 
  • *Full -Tuesday, April 12th - 9:00am to 4:00pm ($50+HST)    *Sorry, course is full 
  • *Full- Tuesday, May 10th - 9:00am to 4:00pm ($50+HST)    *Sorry, course is full
  • *Full- Tuesday, June 14th - 9:00am to 4:00pm ($50+HST)    *Sorry, course is full 
  • Tuesday, September 13th - 9:00am to 4:00pm ($50+HST)
  • Tuesday, October 11th - 9:00am to 4:00pm ($50+HST)
  • Tuesday, November 8th - 9:00am to 4:00pm ($50+HST)
  • Tuesday, December 13th - 9:00am to 4:00pm ($50+HST)

Level 1 Course Outline:

  • How bacteria grow
  • How bacteria make us sick
  • Food poisoning
  • Causes for food contamination
  • Food allergies
  • Responding to food poisoning
  • Hygiene and health issues
  • Hand washing
  • Safe serving and dispensing of food
  • The role of the Public Health Inspector
  • Food premises regulations
  • Safe food handling
  • Proper food temperatures
  • Receiving and storing food safely
  • Dish washing methods
  • Proper cleaning and sanitizing
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Program



Level 1 RECERT Courses held in Thunder Bay:

NOTE: The course fee is now $25.00 + $3.25 HST ($28.25)

Summer/Fall 2016:

  • Tuesday, June 7th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Note:  This course is designed for individuals who have completed either a Level 1 Food Safety Course at the Health Unit or the "In Good Hands" on-line course within the past five years and certification has expired.  The recert course will provide updates on new or changed information.  Participants must complete a multiple choice exam at the end of the course and if succesful, will receive a new wallet card.



District Course Information:

  • Nothing scheduled at this time



Online Food Safety Course - In Good Hands:

The Health Unit also offers an online food safety course that participants can take at their own pace.  For more information, click here to visit the In Good Hands website.

Last Updated: 5/4/2016