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You are not currently able to access that information yourself online to verify an Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC), but you can email us at email@example.com and we would be happy to verify the information.
The Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code references mobile units in section 750.1500: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/077007500H15000R.html
You will need to contact your local health department for specific requirements: http://www.idph.state.il.us/local/alpha.htm
The Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act was amended in August 2013, which changed the process to renew the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC). As of July 1, 2014, everyone must take an approved 8 hour course inclusive of the exam, with an Illinois approved instructor and pass that exam with a 75% or higher. So, you will not actually renew your current certificate and you will be assigned a new IL FSSMC ID# upon completion of the new course. The course can also be taken online, as long as you work through an Illinois approved instructor who will validate the training hours and proctor your exam or assist you with finding a proctor and then submit your exam documentation to the Department for processing. Once we process your exam paperwork from that instructor, you will receive an application to pay the $35 new certificate fee and once payment is received, you should receive your IL FSSMC in the mail within 2-3 weeks.
You can find approved courses taught in person here on our website: http://public.dph.illinois.gov/fssmccourses
If you take an online FSSMC course, you must still work through an IL approved instructor or you will not be eligible for an IL FSSMC certificate. You should contact the IL approved instructor for information prior to starting the course, to make sure you understand the process.
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Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thank you for your interest in becoming an Illinois approved instructor. The process to become an instructor in Illinois is currently changing pending proposed rules. For more information about becoming an IL approved instructor, please contact us at email@example.com
The requirement to have an employee with an Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) (750.540) has not changed and is determined by the risk category assigned to that facility by the local health department. If the FSSMC course is taken in Illinois, it must be with an Illinois approved instructor in order to be eligible for an IL FSSMC. The IL approved instructors will proctor one of the four nationally accredited food manager exams, such as ServSafe, and the instructor will then send the student's exam information to the Department for processing. The student must pass with a 75% or higher and pay the $35 new certificate fee to the Department in order to receive an IL FSSMC. You can find IL approved courses taught by IL approved instructors here: http://public.dph.illinois.gov/fssmccourses
In Illinois, a ServSafe certificate alone does not meet the requirements of the Illinois Food Code and would therefore be in violation, which is currently a critical violation and the local health department would determine how long the facility has to come into compliance.
The process to become an Illinois approved instructor will be changing pending proposed rules. For more information about becoming an instructor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to answer these questions, I need more information. What is the product you want to sell wholesale? Does the product contain meat? Is the product considered to be dairy?
Local Health Departments have jurisdiction over retail establishments. Non-meat, manufactured foods sold wholesale, are inspected by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Meat products are under the jurisdiction of the IL Department of Agriculture or the USDA.
You would need to contact the local health department in your county to find out their requirements. You can find a directory of local health departments in Illinois on our website: http://www.idph.state.il.us/local/alpha.htm
You can request a duplicate of your Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) for $10.00 using the FSSMC request form found on our website: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/FSSMCrequestform0704.pdf
The Illinois Department of Public Health issues Certificates of Free Sale for Illinois food and dairy firms that are inspected by the Department. (77 Ill. Adm. Code 720.20)
In the definition of Certificate of Free Sale it states that the Certificate of Free Sale may be issued as an equivalent to a Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices, a Certificate of Origin, or a Certificate of Sanitation. (77 Ill. Adm. Code 720.20)
Health Certificates are no longer provided by this Department.
Export Documents of many titles are available from many agencies including the United States Food and Drug Administration, (USFDA) the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, and the state’s Office of Trade and Investments (OTI). The requirements of each of these agencies are best received from them to receive the most current information.
You can request a duplicate of your valid Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) for a $10.00 fee using this form: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/FSSMCrequestform0704.pdf
No, we do not have a sample course available, but you can find the application on our website: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/FoodHandlerTrainingProgramApplication_Registration.pdf This application includes instructions and topic areas that must be covered in the food handler training program.
If you were interested in seeing what the ANSI accredited food handler training courses cover in preparation for creating your own course, you can find those courses here: https://www.ansica.org/wwwversion2/outside/ALLdirectoryListing.asp?menuID=212&prgID=237&prgID1=238&status=4
Unfortunately, the Department is only able at this time to accept payment by check or money order. You can pay for all of the employees using one check, as long as there is a completed application or FSSMC request form for each employee for which you are submitting the $35.00 fee. If the student did not receive the application in the mail, you can use the FSSMC request form found here on our website: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/FSSMCrequestform0704.pdf
The Illinois Department of Public Health will approve issuance of a certificate of free sale only for items that are from Illinois food and dairy manufacturers, processors, packers or warehousers or an Illinois single-service plant that manufactures single-service containers and closures. To apply, the applicant shall provide the Illinois State Identification Number or Illinois Permit Number that has been issued to the Illinois manufacturer, processor, packer, distributor or warehouser upon inspection by the Department. Certificates are only issued to firms under the regulation of the Department. For more details please request a copy of the current guidelines including request form and certificate template by emailing email@example.com
You will not need your old Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) ID# when you go to take a new course and exam, as you will be issued a new ID# upon passing that exam. If you have a question about your certificate, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can request a copy of your Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) by completing a FSSMC request form and submitting a $10.00 fee. The form can be found on our website here: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/FSSMCrequestform0704.pdf If you have a question about your certificate, you can send an email to: email@example.com