Food Handler

Hygiene & Sanitation : Food Handler

Length : 6 hours


Food safety is an essential element in the sound operation of establishments that are part of the biofood chain. It is the responsibility of every link in this chain to ensure that its foods are prepared safely. The application of simple precautions can prevent food poisoning and food-borne infections and protect consumers’ health.

Anyone who prepares food must make sure to receive training in and maintain food hygiene and food safety.

Obtaining this certification is a legal obligation for anyone who handles food. For more details, visit the MAPAQ website.


Handling foods so as to preserve their quality and safety:

  • Recognize your share of responsibility with regard to food handling and food safety
  • Apply best practices and satisfy requirements regarding food handling.


Be member.


This course lets you obtain official certification from MAPAQ (the Québec ministry for agriculture, fisheries and food). MAPAQ will send the certificates directly to the participants by postal mail a few weeks after they pass the exam.

Obtaining this certification is a legal obligation for anyone who handles food.

Course contents
  • Temperatures for storing foods
  • Work methods for avoiding food contamination
  • General principles of hygiene that apply to anyone who comes in contact with food or with materials or equipment that are in contact with food
  • Procedures for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting materials and equipment
  • Environmental sources of food contamination
  • Microbiological, physical and chemical risks related to food hygiene and food safety
  • Food provenance
  • Food labelling

Available all year round on request at


free of charge, members only

Questions ?

Please contact our Professional Training Team 514 844-2113