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Madison County Health Department
Food Manager Certification

To protect, promote and improve the health of our community

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Madison County Health Regulation 400:200 requires that all food service establishments in Madison County be operated by a certified food service manager. At least one (1) certified food service manager must be on duty during all hours of operation.  Restaurants and other food service establishments may certify as many managers as they need to meet that requirement. 

Failure to comply with MCHR 400:200 will result in legal action being taken against the permit holder of the establishment.  This may include fines ranging from $10 to $100 per day for each day the violation has occurred.

In order to become certified or re-certified, food service managers must attend a 4-hour Food Manager Class at the Madison County Health Department and pass a written examination given at the end of the course.  The certification is valid for three (3) years.  The fee for the class is $75 per person.

Training topics include:

  • The Importance of Food Sanitation
  • Receiving and Storage
  • Insect and Rodent Control
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Prevention of Foodborne Illness Through Proper Food Handling
  • Preparation and Service
  • Sanitization of Tableware and Equipment

How to Register:

  • Download brochure with registration form.
  • Mail registration form and check or money order for $75.00 per person to the Madison County Health Department.
  • Register and pay online through Square using your credit card. See below.
  • Registration and payment must be received before the class. Payment will not be accepted at the class.
  • Cancellations should be made one (1) day prior to the class to receive a refund.
  • All persons must bring a PICTURE IDENTIFICATION to the course.
  • In order to receive certification, the attendee must pass the written examination given at the end of the session.

Due to the COVOD-19 situation, we have suspended all Food Manager classes until further notice.

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