Voluntary on state level. A knowledgeable person in charge must be on the premises during all operating hours. The person in charge may demonstrate knowledge by passing a test that is part of an accredited program (’99 Food Code). The MI Dept of Agriculture may require individuals to complete food safety training when there are repeated failures to correct a critical violation. Local jurisdictions may adopt food handler and manager certification programs if they do not conflict with state law, but they must accept the State certification.
Certification Renewal — Every 3 years for state certification. Recertification by passing a food safety certification exam or by taking an approved food safety training course.