Food Safety

The Livingston County Health Department has had to suspend offering the Certified Food Protection Manager training course for food establishments due to Covid-19 distancing requirements.  In an attempt to assist individuals who are required to be certified as a Food Protection Manager the following procedures have been established: 

  1. Register to take the Certified Food Protection Manager exam by calling the Livingston County Health Department at 815-844-7174 ext. 216.  A $50.00 fee for the exam will be collected at the time of the exam.  Exam dates and times are listed below.  Seating is limited to observe social distancing.
  1. An online training course will need to be completed prior to the exam. You may use one of the trusted training partners provided below or select an online Certified Food Manager training course of your choice. A fee is charged by the company providing the training. Proof of course completion will be required at the time of the exam.

https://fmi.learnercommunity.com/products/1013/safemark-food-protection-manager-training

https://www.tapseries.com/courses/shop/sc_product_list_fsm.php

  1. At the time of the exam, face coverings will be required, as well as picture identification, course completion documentation, and the $50.00 exam fee.  The exam will begin promptly at the time stated and will be held in the conference room at the Livingston County Health Department located at 310 E. Torrance Ave., Pontiac, IL.

Exam Date(s):

March 17, 2021 – 1:00 pm.

COVID-19 Related Information

As local food establishments prepare to expand their operations in the next phase of Restore Illinois, “Revitalization” or Phase 4, please review the Guidance for Restaurants and Bars (outdoor & indoor dining and drinking), including full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, snacks bars, taverns, and other food & beverage businesses. You can also download the Restaurants & Bars toolkit HERE.

To review the guidance provided in Restore Illinois, “Recovery” or Phase 3, please visit Guidance for Restaurants and Bars (outdoor dining and drinking), including full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, snacks bars, taverns, and other food & beverage businesses. The Phase 3 toolkit for Restaurants & Bars can be found HERE.

For any questions regarding food safety, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our food safety team at 815-844-7174 x216 or email: EH@lchd.us

For further guidance regarding reopening businesses, please visit our Local Businesses page.

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