Food Handlers

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A Food Handler card is required for any and all persons working in and around any establishment that handles food within its boundaries. An example would be a waiter, cook, cashier, or ticket taker at a movie theatre. You are also required to have a Food Handler card for special or temporary events such as a church festival, concession booth, or community fair. A Food Handler card is also required for employees working with children when any food is served. Childcare centers, home daycare, and preschool workers must have a card if any snacks are being served to the children.

Call 801-826-6675 for any questions.

The new class will now cover child care food handler's topics.  The same card will work for regular establishments along with child care. Please show up 15-20 minutes early.  Registration is will now take a bit longer due to changes made by the state.  Upon completion of the course and test you will be issued a temporary card and within 30 days the Salt Lake Valley Health Department will send you your permanent card. Your Food Handler card is good for three years.

New Food Handler Class Schedule

Lost your card?

If you have lost your card, please call the Salt Lake Valley Health Department to obtain a duplicate. (385) 468-3845

Off-Site Food Handling classes

If you run a restaurant or commercial kitchen, we can bring the food handler card class to you. Here are the steps to set up a class at you're location.  Please have at least 12 students in each class, if more than 50 please let us know before class.  Also, please make sure to let us know if you are wanting the class in English or Spanish.  The cost is $30.00 per card and the student must show a valid photo I.D.


- Call Jorge Mendez @ 801-694-0678 and set up a time for the class.

- The day of the class the instructor will bring registration forms to be filled out by each student.

- The presentation will last approximately 1.5 hours.

- There is a 40 question test at the end of each class. If a student does not pass the test they may retake the test and take a retake class at the CTEC/Entrada location for free.

- The tests will be taken back to CTEC/Entrada and corrected; you will be sent an email from Jose Rincon with names of students who did not pass the test. You will receive via email or regular mail, an invoice for payment.

- We will mail or you may pick up the temporary cards at our office for those students who successfully passed the test. 

- The permanent food handler cards will be mailed to the student's home address by the Salt Lake County Health Department within 30 days.