March 30, 2017
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Environmental Public Health Division

Food Handlers

Food handlers are required to obtain a food handler card within 30 days of beginning work in a food service establishment. Food handler cards issued in any Oregon county are valid anywhere in Oregon. Food handler permits are valid for three years. If you have a valid food manager training certificate, it is accepted in lieu of a food handler card. Food handler cards issued in other states are not valid in Oregon.

How do I get a food handler card?

To obtain a food handler card, you must pass the food handler test. As of January 1, 2015 food handler testing is no longer available in our office. Please be sure to read the Food Safety Manual prior to taking the test on line. Download the Food Safety Manual or pick up a free copy at our office at 1000 E. Main, Medford.

Online Food Handler Test

Take the food handler test online.  You must have a printer and credit card to take this test. The cost is $10.00.

RESOURCES
Food Safety Manual
Download the Food Safety Manual. Aside from being the reference for the Food Handler Test, it is also an excellent food safety reference in general. Available in several languages, including Spanish and Chinese!