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NEW MEXICO FOOD HANDLER REQUIREMENTS

  • EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2018 – ALL food Handlers in NEW MEXICO working are required to obtain a valid Food Handler Card within 30 days of their hire date.
  • This is a MANDATORY requirement statewide.
  • Food Handler Certificate must be obtained from a program accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute).
  • It is advised that all persons wishing to obtain their Food Handler Certificate check with the local health department for any additional requirements.
  • Some counties may require proof of legal residence or the payment of a supplemental fee to issue a county food handler card.
  • All the following apply –
    • Certificate expires every 3 years and must be renewed
    • A physical certificate is required
    • Participation in a training class is required
    • Classroom or On-line class participation is acceptable
    • Class and exam duration is not specified – Average is 1 to 2 hours
    • Certificate is required for all staff working in a foodservice facility