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Food Handler Manual

The Food Handler's Manual contains 159 pages, and is the same manual received in our in-class food handler course.


  1. Foodborne Illness
  2. Microorganisms
  3. Time and Temperature
  4. Receiving and Storage
  5. Microbiological Contamination
  6. Personal Hygiene
  7. Cleaning and Sanitizing
  8. Pest Control
  9. Food Safety Management
  10. Health Protection and Promotion Act

Read the online Food Handler Manual

Printable Version

A printable version of the manual is available in these languages:

  • English
  • Korean
  • French
  • Greek
  • Urdu

Call or email us at 905-688-8248 ext. 7121 or 1-888-505-6074 for more information about the cost of the manuals.

Equivalency Exam

While it is recommended that you take the in-class course, you can use this manual to study and take a written equivalency exam, proctored by a Public Health Inspector.

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