Students in Mrs. Klir’s Advanced Nutrition class at Hardin Northern Local recently became certified for the Ohio Level 1 Food Safety course that is required for anyone that works in food preparation, storage, or service.

Students from left to right include Bryce, Madison, Lydia, Cassie, Alexus, Becca and Jorie.

The ODH (Ohio Department of Health) requires that all employees are properly trained in food safety as it relates to their assigned duties.

Level One Certification in Food Protection, is a mandatory training for the person in charge per shift of a risk level I, II, III, and IV food service operation or retail food establishment:

When a new food service operation or a new retail food establishment is licensed after March 1, 2010 unless the individual has successfully completed an equivalent or more comprehensive certification in food protection course (Level Two Certification).
When a food service operation or retail food establishment has been implicated in a foodborne disease outbreak.
When the licensor has documented a failure to maintain sanitary conditions as per section 3717.29 of the Revised Code for a retail food establishment or section 3717.49 of the Revised Code for a food service operation.

Students OH Level 1 Food Safety Certification