Food Protection Classes and Training
The inspectors at the OKC-County Health Department offer various types of classes and training to our licensed establishments. Training is offered free of charge and attempts are made to conduct the training at the convenience of the facility. Training can be offered on-site at the requesting establishment or at a location determined by the parties involved. Some examples of training offered are:
- Food safety and sanitation (30 minutes up to a half day)
- Swimming pool safety
- Good hygiene
- Childcare food safety
- What to expect from your inspection
- Foodborne illness
- Special events
Training is catered to meet the needs of your establishment and your employees. Training can be conducted as a classroom style training with handouts, PowerPoint presentation, etc., or can be presented as a hands-on training in the facility.
Food Handler Training
Food Handler Training of all employees is not required in Oklahoma County or the municipalities contained within Oklahoma County. Currently only Food Manager Training is required. If your facility or organization is interested in basic Food Handler Training, we can conduct a basic training for your group. We do not issue food handler cards, but can issue a certificate of attendance if it is needed to document training for your organization.
HOLIDAY FOOD SAFETY
This Holiday Food Safety Video shows how to store, prepare, and serve food safely to prevent foodborne illness from ruining the holidays. Follow these easy steps:
CLEAN: Wash hands and surfaces often
SEPARATE: Separate raw meats from other foods
COOK: Cook to the right temperature
CHILL: Refrigerate food promptly
For more information go to: https://www.fda.gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm188807.htm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does OCCHD offer the Food Manager Test at the health department?
A: No, we do not offer the test at the Health Department. Please refer to our Food Manager's Certification section for class and test locations and dates.
Q: Who do I contact if I am interested in offering training to my employees?
A: The OCCHD Education Program Coordinator
Q: Can you speak to groups in other counties?
A: We can travel to speak at organized conferences that are considered "statewide." Otherwise, we do not offer training outside our jurisdiction of Oklahoma County/Oklahoma City.
Q: Do you conduct training outside of routine business hours?
A: Yes, training can be done in the evenings and on weekends if the inspector is available.
Q: Is the a charge for training?
A: No, training is free.
If you are interested in scheduling training or have questions about food manager's certifications, please contact the specific Program Coordinator