FOODSAFE Refresher

About this course:

FOODSAFE LEVEL 1 Recertification

Effective January 16, 2019 only individuals with a current FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate will be eligible to register for the online FOODSAFE Level 1 Refresher course.

If your FOODSAFE certificate expired on July 29, 2018 or later, you have until January 15, 2019 to register for the online Refresher course. After that date, all individuals with expired certificates will be required to take the regular FOODSAFE Level 1 course available online, in person or by correspondence/distance or an approved course that has been deemed equivalent.

For further information, please visit http://foodsafe.ca/recertify.html or call 250-370-4781.


This is a two-hour review of information learned in FOODSAFE Level 1, and covers the following:

  • Causes of food borne illness
  • Microbes and food borne illness
  • Food safety plans and HACCP
  • Food handler health and hygiene
  • Receiving and storing food safely
  • Preparing food safely
  • Serving food safely
  • Cleaning, sanitizing and pest control
  • Premises requirements

Individuals wishing to renew their FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate can take this course instead of repeating the full FOODSAFE Level 1 course.

Learners have 10 days to complete this two-hour course.

Cost: $55

Now please continue through the FOODSAFE registration process below.


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