All food service workers must obtain a food worker card within 14 calendar days from the beginning of employment at a food service establishment. ‘Food service worker’ means an individual who works…with or without pay in a food service establishment and handles unwrapped or unpackaged food or who may contribute to the transmission of infectious diseases through the nature of his/her contact with food products and/or equipment and facilities.”
Certification Renewal — Initial cards are valid for 2 years. Renewal cards are valid for 3 years. A food worker who has obtained additional training within the past 2 years may apply for a 5-year renewal card.