Food Handler Training

Everyone plays a critical role in food safety. Whether you are a worker or supervisor working in a meat processing facility or any other food processing establishment, this training program will meet your food safety education needs.

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About the Program

The program has critical information for those working in the meat processing industry.

The program is offered through self study or by attending a workshop and focuses on five key areas:

  • Food Safety Responsibilities
  • Food Safety Hazards
  • Controlling Hazards
  • Food Safety Management Systems
  • Management’s Responsibilities for Food Safety

Benefits of Food Handler Training

Gain the Tools: This program will empower staff with the skills and knowledge to implement good manufacturing practices that have a positive impact on food safety and long term business growth.

Protect Your Investment: As key players in the food safety continuum, employees are responsible for handling products properly.

Meet Regulatory Requirements:  This program meets the training requirements within Ontario Meat Regulation 31/05.
Equivalency: MPO’s Food Handler training program has now been recognized as equivalent by the Ontario Ministry of Health, which means that certifications awarded through our in-class and online food handler training program will be accepted by all 34 public health units across Ontario for individuals working in a meat processing facility that also have onsite food premises.

2024 Food Handler Training Dates

June 5-6, 8:30am – 4:30pm Woodward Meat Purveyors 2586 Bristol Circle, Oakville L6H 6Z7

Online Food Handler Training exam Dates

Supervisor and Worker Exams available to write online in English, French and Simplified Chinese.

The Examination is based on the manual Food Handler Training for the food processing industry developed by the Meat & Poultry Ontario (MPO). There are two levels of Examination: Worker Level or Supervisor Level.

Why should I take this Examination?

Every food handler plays a critical role in food safety. Successfully completing this Examination provides assurance to employers, inspection authorities and customers that you understand your food safety responsibilities and how to control food safety hazards.

The Examination has two levels:

  • FHTC Worker Level Exam
  • FHTC Supervisor Level Exam.

When you register for the examination, you will need to indicate which level you wish to register for.

The supervisor examination includes all the questions for the worker level as well as additional questions related to a supervisor’s role in food safety.

For processors located in remote locations, arrangements can be made to write the Food Handler Training exam by contacting University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus at (855) 648-1555.

For more information about the Food Handler Training program, please contact us at (519) 763-4558 or