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Food Hygiene Facilities Program

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Environmental Health

Sanitary inspections are routinely conducted at school cafeterias, fraternal organizations, lounges, health care institutions and theaters. The purpose of these inspections is to prevent the spread of foodborne disease and illness.

The Department of Health works with food service establishments as defined by s. 381.0072, Florida Statute to help ensure their products are not a source of foodborne illness. Generally this includes food service operations located in institutional settings (such as schools, assisted living facilities, detention facilities, adult day cares, etc.), civic and fraternal organizations, bars and lounges that don't prepare foods, and theaters that limit their food service to items customarily served at theaters (such as beverages, popcorn, hot dogs and nachos). 

Food Hygiene Training Course 

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Environmental Health provides a four hour Food Hygiene Training Course that is an excellent tool for food hygiene managers to prepare for taking State mandated Food Manager Certification exams. The course is recognized by the State Division of Hotels and Restaurants as an approved food hygiene employee training that they require annually for all workers in the facilities they inspect. In addition it is approved by the Child Care Licensing section of Children and Family Services as a continuing education course required of managers and employees of child care centers.

The 2015 course schedule

April 21 - Instructors: S. Grubbs / R. Webster

July 21 - Instructors: E. Maday / G. Thomas

October 20 - Instructors: D. Diaz / S. Grubbs                   

Class time runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is held at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach.

The Registration fee is $40 per person payable on the day of the class and is subject to change. We recommend attendees bring paper and pencil for note taking as there will be a test at the end of the session. A passing score on this test will provide attendees with a certificate valid for five years. Please call 386-274-0694 for information, pre-registration and directions.

On-site training at your facility can be scheduled and requires a minimum of 10 attendees. All on-site courses will be scheduled during normal business hours, Monday - Friday and will be scheduled prior to 2PM. Please contact 386-274-0694 for details.