List of Approved Testing Organizations
As part of Connecticut’s adoption of the 2013 FDA Model Food Code on July 1, 2018, the requirements for owner/manager certification will be changing.
Since 1997, Connecticut has required the employment of a Qualified Food Operator (QFO) and Designated Alternate in a Class 3 or 4 food service facility. In an effort to help operators meet this requirement, the FVHD offered monthly food safety seminars.
Effectively July 1, 2018, all facilities classified as 2, 3, or 4 will be required to employ a Certified Food Manager (formerly known as QFO.) This person must possess a valid/current certificate from an approved testing organization.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PREVIOUS ATTENDANCE AT A FVHD FOOD SAFETY SEMINAR DOES NOT SATISFY THE CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER REQUIREMENT. IF YOU HAVE A CERTIFICATE FROM A FVHD FOOD SAFETY SEMINAR, THIS WILL NO LONGER BE VALID AS OF JULY 1, 2018. THE FVHD IS NO LONGER AN APPROVED TESTING ORGANIZATION.
Because of the impending changes, the FVHD will no longer be offering the Food Safety Seminars in their present form.
LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT WILL BE PROVIDING TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION:
NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION *Make sure you sign up for the ServSafe Food Manager course*
Customer Support: (800) 765-2122
Customer Support: (877)725-3708
Environmental Health Testing (National Registry of Food Safety Professionals)
Customer Support: (800) 446-0257
Customer Support: (801) 494-1416
Food-manager-certification/Customer Service: (877) 881-2235
Cell: 978-621-2616Pamela Ross-Kung
From time to time, the FVHD receives notification of local companies offering the food safety training classes and/or testing required for Certified Food Manger training. Though the FVHD does not endorse a specific company, we are happy to share the information.
Please contact the listed organization directly if you have any questions.
MJ Beard Food Safety Training
Matt Beard: 203-313-6978
Food Safety Consulting
Rob Guerrera: 203-275-6878
Northwestern Connecticut Community College: Center for Workforce Development
Park Place East, Winsted, CT. 06098
Connecticut Restaurant Association
270 Farmington Ave, Suite 142, Farmngton, CT 06032