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					   Food Service
Worker Certification
  Why is the City of Carrollton
  requiring this certification?
• Food safety ultimately rests on the
  food service employees – from cooks,
  wait persons to cleaning crew.
• Food service employees are the ones
  in direct contact with the food, control
  cooking, storage times and
  temperatures, ensure cleaning and
  sanitization of food-contact surfaces
  and so on.
  Why is the City of Carrollton
  requiring this certification?
• Currently only one Registered Food Service
  Manager is required to be on site during all
  hours of operation and are mainly involved in
  overseeing the operations of the business.
• We hope this will help to bridge the knowledge
  gap between the employee and the food
  manager.
• A survey of sixteen other surrounding cities and
  counties show that 75% of these surveyed
  organizations have a food handlers’ course.
Who will the City of Carrollton
   require to be certified?
• All employees including the wait staff, busboys,
  hostesses, etc., who work in a light food prep or
  heavy food prep establishment.
• Daycare establishments: All teachers that serve
  lunch/snacks in the classroom will be required to
  obtain a certification.
• Grocery store employees that work in the meat,
  seafood, deli, and bakery departments will be
  required to take the class. Those who are strictly
  cashiers, work in the pharmacy or in the dry
  goods area will not be required to be certified.
Who will the City of Carrollton
   require to be certified?

• Employees of a nonfood prep establishment
  will not be required to take the class.
• Any employee who is a Registered Food
  Service Manager is also exempt.
• This will not take the place of a Registered
  Food Service Manager certification. At least
  one Registered Food Service Manger will
  still be required to be on site during all
  hours of operation.
How does someone obtain a food
 service employee certification?
• The City of Carrollton will conduct scheduled
  hour long classes.
• The class will consist of viewing a 30 minute
  DVD followed by a 20 question quiz.
• The employee must score at least 70% to obtain
  a certificate.
• An online informational packet will also be
  available to download. This may be used as a
  study reference.
• The certificates will be mailed to establishments.
Will the class be offered on site
for large groups of employees?
• The city will, upon request, conduct a
  training class on site if there are 20 or
  more employees that need to be certified.
• The establishment will need to provide a
  meeting room and area to project the DVD
  on to, such as a pull down screen or blank
  wall.
       What is the timeline
        for certification?
• Classes will be offered beginning in
  November.
• Food establishments will have until
  February 1, 2009 to get all employees
  certified.
• Once the grace period has ended all newly
  hired employees will be allowed 15 days
  from hire date to obtain a certification.
• The certification will be good for 2 years.
  When will the
classes be offered?
           Class Schedule
• The class schedule will be posted online at
  www.cityofcarrollton.com. Please check the
  website for updates.

• To register for the course, managers will need to
  call 972-466-5727 to reserve a spot for their
  employees.

• The individuals taking the class will not be
  required to show photo identification, but they
  must have been pre-registered by the food
  establishment manager. Photos will be taken for
  attachment to the food service worker certificate.
   How much is it going to
    cost to get certified?
• Fees will be included in the food
  establishment’s annual permit fee and will
  be rated according to the number of its
  food service employees.
• Fee charges will start with the 2009 annual
  fees.
         Breakdown of Fees

Restaurants with 0 to 5
  employees                  $50 per year
Restaurants with 6 to 10
  employees                 $100 per year
Restaurants with 11 to 35
  employees                 $250 per year
Restaurants with 36 to 75
  employees                 $450 per year
Restaurants with 76 or
  more employees            $625 per year
           Advantages
       of the Fee Structure
There is no limit to the number of food
 service employees an employer can send
 in for certification. Therefore, turn-over of
 employees should not be an additional
 burden to the business.
Certified food service employees who are in
 need of re-training can be sent back
 without an additional cost to the business.
            Advantages
        of the Fee Structure
The annual fee includes reprinting certificates for
  an employee or establishment.
Food service workers who do not pass the quiz the
  first time can take the course however many
  times they wish without additional cost or…
The employee can make an appointment with one
  of the health inspectors to review the class
  material. The employee will then receive their
  certification.
 Number of Total Employees

• Please pick up a form regarding your total
  number of employees before leaving.



• Once the form has been filled out please
  email, fax, or mail it back to city hall no
  later than November 10, 2008.

				
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