Delivery Format
Self Paced
Credit Type
NON_SCECH

Food Safety

Price:

$5

Credit Hours:

None

Credit Type:

None

Food. We like it. Smelling it, tasting it, feeling full of it, food is pretty key to our happiness. But if you’ve ever had food poisoning, you know that food can sometimes be very, very bad. In fact, food causes approximately 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths in the United States each year. The sad thing is, the vast majority of those illnesses could have easily been avoided if the people who handled and prepared the food had followed proper food safety practices. After successfully completing this course, the learner should be able to recognize the purpose of the FDA’s Food Code and identify the responsibilities of food employees regarding the prevention of foodborne illness. This course is designed for all employees in food service establishments and commercial kitchens, with particular emphasis on those employees designated by the FDA’s Food Code as “food employees” and “conditional employees”.

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.