New York Food Handler Training Course

New York Food Safety Handler Requirements

New York food handler training is necessary for all food handlers in the retail food service and hospitality industry - who are involved in the preparation, storage, or handling of food.

New York Health Code: Article 81 – Food Preparation and Food Establishments
New York Health Code: Article 11 – Reportable Diseases and Conditions (PDF)

  • Definition(s): "Food worker" or "food handler" means any person who works in a food service establishment or non - retail food processing establishment, including but not limited to any person described in §11 .01(l) of the New York Health Code. §81.03 (r)
    "Food handler" or "food worker" means a person who works in any place where food or drink is prepared, manufactured, handled, bottled, packed, stored, offered for sale, sold or provided free of charge, whose duties or the circumstances under which the food handler works, in the opinion of the Department, involve a risk that the food handler or food worker may cause the spread of disease. §11.01 (l)
  • Requirement: Food workers: health; hygienic practices. All food workers shall use hygienic practices and maintain personal cleanliness. §81.13

New York food handler safety training is designed for food service employees that work in restaurants, cafes, bakeries, delis, mobile vendors, food trucks, bars, and convenience stores – such as chefs, cooks, food servers, food handlers, food preparers, caterers, supervisors, and managers.

Food Handler Training - ANSI Accredited

Our food handler training is ANSI accredited and is valid throughout New York.

  • ANSI Accredited, meeting ASTM E2659-09 standard - Approved Provider (360training) #0975


New York Food Handler Training Course, Rules, and Contact Info

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New York Food Handler Training

Course Description
The New York Food Handler online training course instructs the student the basics of food safety principles, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment in a New York food establishment. It will help the student better understand how handling food correctly is not only the law, but it improves safety and reduces risks.

The course will cover the following topics: food safety definitions, safe hygienic practices, safe food temperatures, cross-contamination of food, and food-related illnesses.

Audience: Wait staff – servers, chefs, cooks, mobile food vendors, bartenders, host/hostesses that handle food, bussers, caterers, supervisors and managers, food warehouse staff, and convenience store (c-store) clerks.

Course Duration: 75 mins

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
  • Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage
  • Lesson 3: Contaminants
  • Lesson 4: Food and Temperature Control
  • Lesson 5: Employee Health, Hygiene and Training
  • Lesson 6: Purchasing, Receiving and Storing Food
  • Lesson 7: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Lesson 8: Pest Control
  • Lesson 9: Facility Design

End of Course – Exam
At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be tested on their knowledge of the learning objectives and content. You will be required to pass a comprehensive test and must pass with a 75% or better.

Upon successfully passing the exam, the learner will be issued a New York Food Handler certificate of completion and will be able to download and print the food handler training certificate of completion.

To print your Certificate of Completion please go to the “My Courses” section of your profile, and from the “Show” drop-down list select “Completed Courses”. Once selected, please click on the “Print Certificate” icon in blue to print your Certificate of Completion.


New York Food Safety Regulations & Rules

New York legal requirements for Food Handlers and Certified Food Managers:

New York Food Truck & Mobile Food Vendor Rules/Regulations

New York Food Handler Training is accepted in these counties: Albany County, Allegany County, Bronx County, Brooklyn County, Broome County, Cattaraugus County, Cayuga County, Charlotte County, Chautauqua County, Chemung County, Chenango County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Cortland County, Delaware County, Dutchess County, Erie County, Essex County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Genesee County, Greene County, Hamilton County, Herkimer County, Jefferson County, Kings County, Lewis County, Livingston County, Madison County, Manhattan County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Nassau County, New York County, Niagara County, Oneida County, Onondaga County, Ontario County, Orange County, Orleans County, Oswego County, Otsego County, Putnam County, Queens County, Rensselaer County, Richmond County, Rockland County, St. Lawrence County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Schoharie County, Schuyler County, Seneca County, Staten Island County, Steuben County, Suffolk County, Sullivan County, Tioga County, Tompkins County, Tryon County, Ulster County, Warren County, Washington County, Wayne County, Westchester County, Wyoming County, Yates County, and many more!

New York Food Safety State Contact Info

New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
Phone: (518) 447-4580
New York County Health Departments:

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has the jurisdiction to regulate all matters affecting health in the city and to perform all those functions and operations that relate to the health of the people of NYC.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
42-09 28th St.
Queens, NY 11101