Food Protection Program


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Food Protection Program

The purpose of this program is to prevent foodborne illness due to lack of operator knowledge. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 75 million people in the U.S. each year are sickened by foodborne illness, including approximately 323,000 people hospitalized and 5,000 deaths. One of the major causes of foodborne illness is the level of food worker knowledge.

The Calhoun County Public Health Department offers several classes intended to provide food service workers with the knowledge needed to operate a safe and sanitary food service operation.

Services provided through the Food Protection Program include:


Food Safety Class – Discussion of basic safe food handling procedures and hygienic practices.  Classes are half-day.

Certified Manager Class – Discussion subjects of owner, operators, and managers interest. Subjects include Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point (H.A.C.C.P.) principles, standard operating procedures, and record keeping. Classes are full-day.
Temporary food service operations are required to complete a Temporary Food Service Application at least 30 days prior to the date of intended operation.


To register for a class or to obtain further information, contact the Calhoun County Public Health Department at 269-969-6341.

For further information concerning licensing, operating guidelines, and resources available to operators and the public, please contact the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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