Government of New Brunswick

Certification Training

The New Brunswick Department of Health requires certain staff in licensed food premises to have up-to-date food safety training and certification. While many courses are available, some are not recognized by the Department of Health.  As a food handler, having this knowledge greatly reduces the risk of food contamination and, therefore, the spread of foodborne illness.

This education is also very useful for people not working in the food service industry, such as those who prepare meals at home and care for others.

General Food Safety Seminar (not for certification purposes)

The New Brunswick Department of Health offers a general food safety seminar, The ABC’s of Food Safety.  This seminar is free of charge to any group upon request.  The corresponding booklet The ABC’s of Food Safety is available online or in hard copy at any Health Protection regional office.  For more details on how to make arrangements for a seminar for your group, please contact the nearest Health Protection regional office. 

This training is well suited for anyone who prepares food for others, whether in a home setting or at a community event.  This training is not suitable for those who are required to meet the food safety training and certification requirements for food premises licensing.  This information is also useful for food handlers working in licensed food premises but do not have a certification training course.

Note:  The The ABC’s of Food Safety seminar does not qualify as meeting the food safety training and certification requirements described at the top of this page.




Food Safety Training Program Equivalency Review