Food safety training is a requirement of the Food Premises Regulation.
In BC, the FOODSAFE Level 1 course or its equivalent is recognized as meeting this requirement.
The local Health Authority administers the FOODSAFE education program in their region.
Effective July 29, 2013, all FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates issued in British Columbia are valid for 5 years. Certificates issued prior to July 29, 2013, will expire July 29, 2018. To recertify, simply retake the FOODSAFE Level 1 course or take the FOODSAFE Level 1 Refresher online course.