The purpose of this course is to expose Virginia food handlers to important Food Safety
concepts. This course is not intended to train microbiologists or
sanitarians, but to instill a basic understanding and to create sensitivity and awareness toward critical food safety concepts (e.g. hand washing, cross-contamination, temperature control, etc).
This is a basic concepts course for Virginia and should not be confused with the Manager's Course that is
required for the 'Person In Charge' in many states. If you have questions about
what course is required for your jurisdiction and
job classification, we recommend you contact your local Environmental Health department. They are also a good resource for information surrounding your unique food handling and preparation situation.
Virginia PolicyeFoodHandlers® Food Handler training program IS appropriate for use by food handlers and workers in Virginia
You need to be aware that there may be jurisdictions within Virginia that have their own food handler programs and may not accept eFoodHandlers® certificate of completion as evidence you have completed a comprehensive food safety course. Always check with your local Environmental Health organization to make sure you understand what training is appropriate for your specific job.State Rules Link:
VIRGINIA Food Rules
Main Course Topics
- Employee Illness
- Your Role in Helping Prevent Foodborne Illness
- The Rose of Management in Helping Prevent Foodborne Illness
- Foodborne Illness
- Temperature Control
- Final Cooking Temperature
- Contamination and Cross Contamination
- Your Own Health Comes First
Course Length: 30+ minutes
Important: Refer to Basic Requirements Overview. If you have questions about what training is appropriate for
your job within your Virginia jurisdiction, contact your local Environmental Health department.