Utah Food Safety Training State Requirements

Utah Food Handlers
A Food Handler Training Course & Permit is required for all Utah food service employees that work in restaurants, cafes, bakeries, delis, mobile vendors, food trucks, bars, and convenience stores – such as chefs, cooks, servers, preparers, caterers and managers.

  • Utah Food Handler Training Rule – as defined in Utah Rule R392-103-3:
    (1)  A food handler must have a valid food handler permit issued by a local health officer in the local health district where the food handler resides at the time the certificate is issued. The local health officer shall issue a food handler permit by mail or in person to a food handler that has a valid certificate indicating they have taken a course and passed an exam from an approved food handler training provider.

Utah Certified Food Managers
Utah requires that a person-in-charge or owner of a retail food establishment be a Certified Food Manager (CFM) as outlined in the Utah Health Code by successfully passing an ANSI-Accredited food safety certification exam.

  • Utah Certified Food Manager Rule – as defined by Utah Code – Title 26-15a-104.
    (1) Each food service establishment in the state shall be managed by at least one full-time certified food safety manager at each establishment site, who need not be present at the establishment site during all its hours of operation.

Utah Food Safety State Regulations

Utah Code requirements for Food Handlers and Certified Food Managers:

Utah Food Safety State Contact Info

Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-538-6191
Web: http://health.utah.gov/epi/community/sanitation/foodSafety/

Utah Food Safety Training Accepted Statewide

The types of food establishments that the Utah Health Department regulates includes:

  • Restaurants
  • Delis (including those within grocery stores)
  • Cafés (including those within retail stores)
  • Food carts
  • Food trucks and trailers
  • Cafeterias (that are open to the public)
  • Caterers
  • Concession stands
  • Convenience stores that serve food
  • Temporary food booths at events and festivals
  • Various other businesses and organizations that engage in food preparation
    and food service

Utah Food Safety Local Requirements

Salt Lake County
Salt Lake County Health Department
2001 South State Street S2-600
Salt Lake City, Utah 84190
Phone: 385-468-4100
Web: http://slco.org/health/food-protection/

Salt Lake County follows Utah State Food Safety Requirements:

  • Food Handler Service Workers
    Salt Lake County Health Department requires all individuals preparing, serving, or handling food in or around a food service establishment or mobile food unit (whether the individuals are compensated or not) to receive adequate food service training, either as a certified food handler or as a certified food safety manager.
  • Certified Food Manager
    At least one full-time certified food safety manager must be employed at every food service establishment and mobile food unit in Salt Lake County. When replacing a departing certified food safety manager, the establishment has sixty (60) days to employ a new certified food safety manager. Certification is valid for three (3) years from the date of issue, unless revoked or suspended by the Salt Lake County Health Department.
  • Mobile Food Service
    All mobile food service units (such as carts, trucks, and trailers), as well as shaved-ice stands, operating in Salt Lake County must meet health department regulations and have a current, active mobile food service permit.
  • Temporary Food Events
    Any temporary food service offered to the public, whether offered for a price or free of charge, requires a permit from the health department. Most notably, this includes food booths at fairs, festivals, celebrations, exhibitions, carnivals, and other community gatherings.