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Food Handler Training

Public Health Inspectors provide free one-day training in safe food handling practices. Anyone can attend. The training includes laws, causes of food poisoning, and how to store, prepare and serve food that is safe to eat.

2019 Safe Food Handling Course Schedule

COURSE IS FULL Saturday, September 14 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Pembroke – Health Unit office

Thursday, October 3 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Renfrew – Groves Park Lodge

Wednesday, November 6 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Pembroke – Miramichi Lodge

Register Online

Participants must pass an exam to qualify for Provincial Food Handler Certification. This certificate remains in effect for five years from the date of the exam. If you have an expired certificate from a provincially recognized food handler training course, you can take the exam without having to take the course again. Please call 613-735-8654 extension 555 for more details.

Food Handler Training and Certification is also offered by organizations recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. There is usually a cost for these courses. After completing a course, make an appointment with the Health Unit to write the exam. Contact our Pembroke office at 613-735-8654 extension 555.

You can also download a copy of the Food Handler Training manual:



Printed copies of the manual can be purchased from:

G & K Specialties
995 Pembroke St. E.

Renfrew Printing
173 Raglan St. S.

H. Brittle Printing Limited
139 Daniel St. N.

Bayberry Lane Designs
19492 Opeongo Line
Unit B
Barry’s Bay
***Allow 2 business days to have your document printed

Digital Copy Express
11 Champlain
Deep River

Upcoming Food Handler Training Events

Pembroke Office

TEL: 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097

Renfrew Office

TEL: 613-432-5853 or 1-800-465-5000