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Education & Training Opportunities

Below are food safety education opportunities offered through Ottawa County. For more information or to sign up for a course, please call OCDPH Environmental Health (616) 393-5645 or email environmentalhealth@miottawa.org.

Certified Manager | Food Safety 101 | Norovirus Training | Online Videos | Additional Opportunities

Certified Manager

Many food establishments are required to employ a food safety manager who is currently certified under a program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For a complete listing of all programs that meet this standard, along with links to more information on their exams, please click here.

Ottawa County offers the ServSafe: Food Protection Manager Certification class and exam. Successful completion of this course meets the Michigan Food Law requirement for a certified manager (MFL289.2129). Fees: ServSafe class, book, and test - $140.00. Rescheduling fee - $45.00.

All ServSafe classes are located at the Ottawa County Fillmore Street Complex, 12220 Fillmore St, West Olive, MI 49460 (Building C, Main Conference Room). Click for the 2018 dates.

Food Safety 101

This is a FREE 3-hour training program for anyone interested in food safety. Participants will learn about the five major risk factors for foodborne illness and practical ways to keep food safe in any kitchen. Classes are taught by current inspectors, and are fun and interactive! This is an excellent training opportunity for new employees, and it’s also useful for anyone working in a restaurant. This course does not fulfill the Certified Manager requirement outlined in the Michigan Food Law.

All Food Safety 101 classes are located at the Ottawa County Department of Public Health Holland office (unless otherwise noted), 12251 James St, Holland, MI 49424 (Building C, Main Conference Room). Click for the 2017 dates.

Norovirus Training

This FREE course is intended for long-term care facilities. An environmental health specialist and Public Health nurses will go on-site to educate staff members about norovirus; including prevention and cleanup. This course is available by request between October and December. For more information or to schedule a training session, please call OCDPH Environmental Health (616) 393-5645 or email environmentalhealth@miottawa.org.

Online Videos

OCDPH food safety videos are available on the miOttawa YouTube channel.

Temporary Food Vendor Training Video

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Additional Opportunities

Additional food safety training may be available. For more information, please call OCDPH Environmental Health (616) 393-5645 or email environmentalhealth@miottawa.org.