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1. Is the costumer an approved source for fortified whole milk powder?
2. Is the customer a Grade A or manufactured dairy plant?
3. What is the end use for the product?
4. Is it to be used as an ingredient or finished product?
5. Who are the end users of the product, individuals or retail facilities?
6. Is your facility being inspected by the Illinois Department of Public Health?
It usually takes about 7-10 days from receipt of your payment to receive your Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) in the mail from our Department. If you'd like to check on the status of your FSSMC, please email us at email@example.com
No, you must contact the local health department in the county where you will be operating and speak with them about their requirements.
You can request a duplicate Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) certificate for $10.00 (as long as you paid the initial $35.00 new certificate fee) using the form found here: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/FSSMC_ProgramRequestForm.pdf
Yes. There are no longer "renewals" for the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC), as everyone must take an 8 hour course and proctored exam through an Illinois approved instructor every 5 years to be eligible for an IL FSSMC. You can find approved courses on our website: http://public.dph.illinois.gov/fssmccourses
After the course, you must also pass a proctored food safety manager exam.
You cannot submit payment to the Department until your instructor has sent us the exam information and you are in our database. You will be mailed an application to pay the $35 new certificate fee once we have processed the information received from your instructor. If it has been awhile and you have not received anything from the Department, you should contact your instructor or the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Chicago has a reciprocity agreement with the Department if you have a valid Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC), then you are eligible to apply for reciprocity for a City of Chicago certificate. You need to contact Malcolm X at 312-553-5802 for their reciprocity application process.
The Department has the same reciprocal agreement with valid City of Chicago certificates and the reciprocity form can be found here if someone with a valid City certificate wishes to get an IL FSSMC:http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/FSSMC_ReciprocityForm.pdf
In order to be eligible for an Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate (FSSMC), the student must take an approved 8 hour course and pass an ANSI accredited food safety manager exam through an Illinois approved instructor/registered proctor. If the course/exam was taken in Illinois and it was not through an Illinois approved instructor/registered proctor, then that student is not eligible for an IL FSSMC.
If the course/exam was taken outside of Illinois and the student just recently moved to or began working in Illinois in the past 6 months and can provide proof of that, then they can apply for Reciprocity using this form:http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/FSSMC_ReciprocityForm.pdf
Specific questions can be directed to the Department at email@example.com
No, it is not the same certificate. Only the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) meets the requirement in the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code 750.540, when working outside of the city of Chicago. If you have a valid city of Chicago certificate, you can apply for reciprocity using the form found here: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/FSSMC_ReciprocityForm.pdf
Each instructor can charge whatever they wish, so you might want to call around to a few to check prices. You can find approved courses with Illinois approved instructors on our website: http://public.dph.illinois.gov/fssmccourses