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Waldwick, NJ 07463

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FOOD HANDLER AND CERTIFIED FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER CERTIFICATION

Food Handler Certification

A Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) inspects food establishments to determine if there is a violation of Chapter 24 of the State Sanitary Code.  

 

Part of Chapter 24 of the State Sanitary Code is a requirement that the Person In Charge (PIC) in Risk 3 Establishments be trained in an approved Food Manager Protection class.  Approved Food Manager Protection certificates require proctored exams and are valid for five years.

In addition, many individual towns have enacted more restrictive requirements for both Food Handler and Food Manager Protection Training.  Below please find a summary document of Food Protection Certificates required by individual towns served by Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission.

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Emerson

  • Risk 1- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 2- Food Handler

  • Risk 3- Food Manager


Hillsdale

  • Risk 1- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 2- Food Handler (valid 2 years)

  • Risk 3- Food Manager

 

HoHokus

  • Risk 1- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 2- Food Handler 

  • Risk 3- Food Manager

 

Midland Park

  • Risk 1- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 2- Food Handler (valid 2 years)

  • Risk 3- Food Manager

 

Montvale

  • Risk 1- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 2- Food Manager

  • Risk 3- Food Manager and 1 Handler

  • Risk 4- Food Manager and All Handlers

(MV Handler valid 3 years)

 

Old Tappan

  • Risk 1- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 2- Food Manager

  • Risk 3- Food Manager and 1 Handler

  • Risk 4- Food Manager and All Handlers

River Vale

  • Risk 1- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 2- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 3- Food Manager 

  • Risk 4- Food Manager

 

Saddle River

  • Risk 1- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 2- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 3- Food Manager

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Waldwick

  • Risk 1- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 2- Food Handler (valid 2 years)

  • Risk 3- Food Manager

 

Washington Township

  • Risk 1- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 2- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 3- Food Manager

 

Westwood

  • Risk 1- Food Handler (recommended)

  • Risk 2- Food Manager

  • Risk 3- Food Manager and Handler

  • Risk 4- Food Manager and All Handlers

(WW Handler valid 2 years)

Additional information: Food Protection Manager Requirements. 

Food Establishments guidelines for Risk Levels are found below, if you have any questions please feel free to contact our department for more information.

 

Risk Levels

  • Risk level 1 – Serves or sells prepackaged, non-potentially hazardous foods and heats only commercially processed foods for hot handling.  Ex. Convenience stores, hot dog carts, and coffee shops.

  • Risk level 2 – Food establishments with a limited menu, prepares, cooks and serves most products immediately, limited complex preparation of potentially hazardous foods.  Ex. Retail food stores, schools, and quick service operations.

  • Risk Level 3 – Food establishments with an extensive menu that requires handling of raw ingredients and is involved in the complex preparation of menu items that include cooking, cooling, and reheating of at least three or more potentially hazardous foods. Ex. Full-service restaurants, diners, commissaries and catering operations; Or an establishment that prepares and serves potentially hazardous foods to a highly susceptible population Ex. Hospitals, nursing homes, and preschools.

  • Risk Level 4 – a retail food establishment that conducts specialized processes such as smoking, curing, canning, bottling or acidification designed to control pathogen proliferation.

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20 West Prospect Street,

Waldwick, NJ 07463

Tel: 201-445-7217

Fax: 201-445-4001