California Food Handler Card Law
The state of California has enacted the California Food Handler Card law, a landmark in the history of food safety regulation. The new law requires all foodservice employees who prepare, store or serve food at restaurants to earn a California Food Handler Card. New hires have 30 days from the date of hire to obtain the card.
A California Food Handler Card is valid for three years. Restaurant operators are required to maintain a record of current cards for each employee. Further, local health departments will be expected to enforce this new law during routine inspections of foodservice establishments.
The California Food Handler Card is recognized throughout the state, except in Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. These areas have local regulations that are not affected by the new law.
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How will the California Food Handler Card law affect YOU?
The new California food handler law will impact our industry at all levels. To learn more about the state's food handler requirements and how they will affect you, click on one of the links below.