pork chop with a meat thermometer stuck insideWelcome current and prospective food handlers! Food Handler’s Guide is the place for all your food safety needs. Topics range from state and local food safety regulations to free study materials and practice tests. If you are looking for food handler and food manager resources, we have everything you need to get started. Our website will walk you through as you obtain a food handler’s card. 


Who is Food Handler’s Guide?

The purpose of Food Handler’s Guide is to help workers in the restaurant and larger food service industry. We are here to help you find out what training and testing you need to meet state or local level food safety regulations. We provide important food safety information through study guides and sample test questions. Through these resources, we hope to assist on your journey to become a qualified food industry professional.


What is unique about Food Handler’s Guide?

female cook grilling steak on a large stove topIn 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 4.7 million Americans work in the food industry. In addition, the bureau estimates the number of food workers to increase 10 percent from 2014 to 2024. With increasing job openings, it is essential that employees understand the requirements to work in the food industry. We have come across other online resources to understand state and local food safety requirements. However, they are not user-friendly and are difficult to find information you need. Our goal is to make information readily available. We wish to walk you through the entire process so you can focus on getting certified to work in the restaurant industry.


How do I use Food Handler’s Guide?

Don’t know where to start? Here’s a good starting point:

  1. Find out food safety regulations in your state.
  2. Find out what food handling courses and tests you need as a food handler/manager in your state.
  3. Register for a food handler’s card certification test.
  4. Download our comprehensive study guide for all the details needed to pass the exam.
  5. Test food safety knowledge with free sample practice tests.