MarketSafe Online

About this course:

This program provides training on food safety and safe food handling procedures for market vendors, managers, farmers, food processors, and others who may make, bake or produce food products for temporary markets (e.g. farmers’ markets, artisan markets).

Learners will cover topics like proper food storage and display, key elements of sanitation and food cleanliness, and explore food-borne illnesses (and how to avoid them in your products). This course is not a replacement for FOODSAFE Level 1.

Anyone who completes the course and exam will receive a certificate issued by the health authority for their location.

If you are interested in becoming a MarketSafe face-to-face instructor in the future: You may self-identify as a potential instructor when you register for the course. If you do, you will need to find an exam supervisor who is prepared to release the exam to you from a secure location and assign a date for writing the exam. You must score 90% or higher on the final exam to be considered as an instructor.

Note: Getting 90% or higher on the exam is not the only requirement for becoming an instructor – local health authorities have other requirements which must be met.

Learners have 10 days to complete this six-hour course


  • General: $55.00
  • Prospective instructors: $85.00

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