Food Safety Training

Proper hand washing is a vital step for food safety

Food Safety Training is critical for public safety and protection.

The licence holder for any PEI licensed food premises serving food is required to have successfully completed an approved food safety training program.  In the licence holder’s absence, at least one employee who is present in the food preparation area is required to have successfully completed an approved food safety training program.

  • Evidence of food safety training (a certificate or other proof) must be posted in the food premises in a location where it can easily be checked by a public health official.
  • Food handlers completing food safety training must update their certification every five years.

For more information related to food hygiene training, refer to the PEI Public Health Act Food Premises Regulations, Section 24.

How can I register for food safety training?

You can register online for food safety training through PEI Environmental Health at Register for a Food Safety Course.  

For a current list of other food safety training programs deemed acceptable under PEI Public Health Act Food Premises Regulations, Section 24(1) go to  Approved Food Safety Training Programs.

Food safety training for volunteers 

Food safety training is offered specifically for special event volunteers from non-profit organizations and service clubs. This required food safety seminar is a free three-hour presentation on proper food handling, preparation, and service practices.  This training is only recognized for volunteer activities and is not accepted as proof of training in a food premises that is not considered “non-profit”.

View the course schedule at Volunteer Food Safety Presentations

Published date: 
April 7, 2016
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General Inquiries

Environmental Health
2nd Floor Sullivan Building
Fitzroy Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: 902-368-4970
Toll Free: 
1-800-958-6400

envhealth@ihis.org