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FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT Education and Training

Ill Food Worker Educational Campaign

The CT Public Health Food Protection Program completed a educational campaign to educate and provide posters to food establishments to decrease the occurrence of foodborne illnesses caused by food workers working while ill with vomiting and/or diarrhea. The materials provided were in English, Spanish, and Chinese and can be located below:

 

Certified Food Protection Manager / Qualified Food Operator

Most food establishments in Connecticut will be required to have a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) depending on their classification. CFPM was formerly known as the Qualified Food Operator (QFO). The Connecticut inspection form and supporting documents still reference QFO, however, the Connecticut General Statutes 19a-36g (2) reflects the use of CFPM. The regulations regarding this person's responsibilities are located here:

There are currently 5 testing organizations approved in CT

2022 CFPM / QFO Exam and Training Course Providers in Connecticut

Right now, there may be an invisible enemy ready to strike. He’s called BAC (bacteria) and he can make people sick. In fact, even though consumers can’t see BAC – or smell him or feel him – he and millions more like him may already be invading food products, kitchen surfaces, knives and other utensils. But you have the power to Fight BAC! and to reduce your risk of foodborne illness.  
 

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FOOD RECALLS

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Learn about four steps to prevent food poisoning at home.