Westmoreland County Food Handlers

eFoodhandlers® Food Handler training IS appropriate for use in Pennsylvania by food handlers and workers..

Always check with your local Environmental Health office to make sure you understand what training is appropriate for your specific job.

The comprehensive Basic Food Safety course covers essential topics to understand food safety in most food service establishments. The course is audio-visual and contains numerous videos and activities to make learning easy and fun. Upon completing the course and passing a mandatory exam, you will earn a Certificate of Completion as well as a card for your wallet.

Pennsylvania Policy
State of Pennsylvania requires one supervisory staff to be certified in an approved Certified Food Protection program. eFoodhandlers certificate program does not meet this standard. Follow this link for a list of approved providers.

The PA training requirement applies to most food facilities. However, there are many other types of food service operations where eFoodhandlers training does apply. These include:
  • Food establishments where only commercially prepackaged food is handled and sold.(Includes PHF and Non PHF)
  • Food establishments that do not handle potentially hazardous foods.
  • All food manufacturing facilities
  • An organization classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
  • Food establishments managed on a not-for-profit basis by a volunteer fire company or an ambulance, religious, charitable, fraternal, veterans, civic, agriculture fair or agricultural association or any separately chartered auxiliary of any of the above.
  • A food establishment managed on a not-for-profit basis by organizations supporting extra-curricular recreational activities for youth of all public, private and parochial school systems.


  • Examples: school booster clubs, Little League or Midget Football Associations.
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