Minneapolis Food Handler Training

The Minneapolis Health Department has partnered with StateFoodSafety.com to provide online food handler training. Food workers in Minneapolis are encouraged to take an online basic food Handler Training course, but it is not required. 

The food handler trainings are valuable for anyone preparing food in a commercial kitchen or working in a food business including kitchen food handlers, servers and other staff (and anyone who would like to work in a commercial food business). 

Topics covered in the trainings include: keeping food safe, temperature danger zone, hot and cold holding, avoiding cross-contamination, personal hygiene, and cleaning and sanitizing.

No previous food safety training is required.

The trainings are not certified food manager trainings. Find certified food manager classes on the Minnesota Department of Health website

Three trainings are available. Scroll down to learn about each training. Chose the course that is best for you.  The trainings take approximately 60 to 75 minutes to complete. 

Minneapolis Food Handler Training

Minneapolis Food Handler Training for Alternative Learning

Minneapolis Food Safety Essentials for Special Events and Festivals

Vouchers

Employees at Minneapolis licensed food businesses may take the training for free with a Minneapolis Health Department voucher. 

Minneapolis licensed food businesses can contact the Minneapolis Health Department to request vouchers for their employees. 

To request vouchers, email food@minneapolismn.gov. Include the course name(s) and number of vouchers requested. Or, fill out and return the voucher request form. 

Food workers outside Minneapolis can take the training. The cost is $20 per course. Only credit, debit, and prepaid debit cards are accepted. 

Trainings and tests are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A food handler certificate and card is awarded to every person who successfully completes any of the training courses. 

Questions about the Food Handler Training? Call 1‐800‐442‐2283. 

  

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Food handler online training courses

Food Handler Training 

In the Food Handler Training course, food workers will learn about basic food safety on topics such as: keeping food safe, temperature danger zone, hot and cold holding, avoiding cross-contamination, personal hygiene, and cleaning and sanitizing.

The training uses short animated lessons and videos that are informative and engaging. 

The Food Handler Training course is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog,  Serbo-Croatian, and American Sign Language (ASL). 

This training is approximately 75 minutes long. In order to receive the course certificate, you need to pass a 30-question test with at least 21 correct answers. You can take the test twice. 


Food Handler Training for Alternative Learning 

The Food Handler for Alternative Learning training covers the same information as the Food Handler Training course.

This training is for people who speak English as a second language, have a visual learning style or have special needs who work, or would like to work, in a commercial food business.    

The Food Handler for Alternative Learning training is in English.

The training is approximately one-hour long. The training is divided into five sections. At the end of each section is a short test.  The course has a total of 30 test questions. In order to receive the course certificate, you need to answer all 30 test questions correctly. You can take the test an unlimited number of times. 

 

Food Safety for Special Events and Festivals

The Food Safety for Special Events and Festivals training is for food handlers working for short term food vendors. Food handlers will learn basic food safety principles including how to keep foods safe, the temperature danger zone, hot and cold holding, avoiding cross-contamination, personal hygiene, and cleaning and sanitizing. 

 The Food Safety for Special Events and Festivals is available in English and Spanish.

This training typically takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour to complete. In order to receive the course certificate, you need to pass a 20-question test with at least 14 correct answers. You can take the test twice. 

 

 

Questions about the Food Handler Training? Call 1‐800‐442‐2283.