TO:                Food Service Establishments

FROM:         Chad Lynch, Environmental Health Director

DATE:          September 28, 2015

SUBJECT:   Mandatory Food Handler & Food Manager Training (Regulation NO. 2015-01)  

As some of you may already know, as of August 11, 2015, Bullitt County Board of Health adopted Regulation No. 2015-01 which requires mandatory training of food managers and food handlers.  Below outlines the basic requirements for both food manager and food handler training as it relates to this regulation. 

Food Handler Training:  All food handlers are required to pass an examination every three (3) years provided by the   health department pertaining to knowledge of basic food preparation procedures relevant to the prevention of foodborne illnesses.  Food handlers can complete this required online using instructions provided on the Bullitt County Health Department website.  Upon completion of the course, a printed certificate shall be kept onsite and available for the Health Department Environmentalist if asked.  If a person is unable to complete the online course, additional arrangements may be made by contacting the Health Department Environmental Section. Please see below for training information.

Food Manager Training:  All food service establishments in Bullitt County must now have at least one Certified Manager on duty during normal business hours.  To obtain manager status, every three (3) years, an individual must attend the Food Manager Training by the Bullitt County Health Department Environmental Section and must pass the Certification Examination.  Courses equivalent to the Bullitt County Food Manager Training may be considered for substitution at the discretion of the Health Department.  A fee of $25 is charged for this course and all related material.  Training dates, time and location will be determined soon and will be sent to each food establishment. Please call 502-955-7867 for manager training.

Copy of Regulation No. 2015-01, copy of the training fee schedule, penalty scale, and directions on how to access the online food handler training can be found here.  Compliance with this regulation will be checked during your routine food service inspections which occur at least two times per year.  This Regulation shall take effect on October 1, 2015.  Reasonable time limits will be allowed for program implementation and compliance with this regulation.            

For any additional questions, please contact the Environmental Office at (502)-955-7867.