Last updated on July 28th, 2022 at 05:42 pm
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Arkansas FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
|State Regulations||The state requires at least one person in charge to be a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) who has passed a test accredited by the American National Standards Institute Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP).|
|Approved Certification Exams||Always Food Safe
ServSafe and Prometric
|Food Safety Training Requirement||No|
|Certificate Renewal||5 years|
|Additional Requirements||All food service workers employed for organizations licensed by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants must take and pass a food safety training course to acquire a food worker certificate from an accredited program.|
Does the food manager need to be present at the food establishment at all times?
When four or more employees are operating in a licensed food facility, a minimum of one certified food protection manager must be there. If there are three or less employees, the certified food manager does not need to be present during that time of operation.
Do I need to have a certified food protection manager on board before I open my business?
If your retail food establishment was operational before September 7th, 2019, you have one year (until September 7th, 2020) to bring your business into compliance with the rule of having one person in charge who is a CFPM.
Who is excused from the Food Manager Certification requirement?
Establishments with a low risk of foodborne illness are exempt from this requirement, including businesses that only provide commercially prepackaged foods or those that only provide non-time/temperature control foods (as determined by the Arkansas Department of Health)
What training do you provide in Arkansas?
- Online Food Manager Training: A self-paced training that is online and incorporates different learning experiences such as graphics, audio, and cooperative learning exercises. This is a very effective learning program.
- Online Study Guide: A study guide (20+ pages) that covers the major FDA food theories. This study guide also encompasses the Top 10 Tips to Passing the Food Manager Exam and two practice tests. All of these are done online.
- Food Manager Exam: The test is conducted online via the Always Food Safe Company which is ANSI accredited and recognized by state and county health departments
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