Food Handler Certification:
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Oregon law requires all food handlers successfully complete a food handler-training program within 30 days after their hire. Pursuant to Hood River County's Food Ordinance, food workers who do not have  a valid  Oregon food handler card may be fined up to $500.00.

 Food Handler Certification Classes can be taken Online, and are given the second Wednesday of February, April, June & October, or by appointment:

Hood River County Health Department

1109 June Street

3:00 PM

The cost for a card online or in person is $10.00

The classes are one and half-hours long with a 20-question test at the end of the class. Oregon food handler cards are valid for three years.  All employees should  keep their original card and provide a copy to their employer. Employers must either post copies or place a copy in the employee's files. Cards issued in Washington or another state are not valid in Oregon.


La Clase en Español se impartirá el primer Jueves de Febrero, Abril, Junio, Agosto, Octubre y Diciembre a las 3:00 PM en:
Departamento de Salud, 1109 June Street


Attached Document or FileOn-Line Food Handlers Test  
Attached Document or FileManuals in Additional Languages  
Attached Document or FileAudio Book - Food Handlers' Training Manual - Part 1  
Attached Document or FileAudio Book - Food Handlers' Training Manual - Part 2  
Attached Document or FileInterview with a survivor of botulism poisoning  Our apologies. The beginning of this recording has been lost. It originally began with an introduction by the interviewer and a short description of the events leading up to the botulism poisoning. She explained that she was on a driving trip into Idaho (from Oregon). She had just ordered a meal with a baked potato at the point our recording begins…
Attached Document or FileFood Handler Manual.pdf  
Attached Document or FileHorario de La Clase en Español  
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