Food Safety Education

Food Safety Education (FSE) is a food safety class taught by staff of the Environmental Health Division. When specific criteria are met, the owner of a food facility may be required to have their food handling employees and managers attend this class. This class covers the basic principles of food safety, including time/temperature control, personal hygiene, food contamination and facility sanitation. View the Food Safety Education (FSE) Class FAQs for more details.

Please Note: The Food Safety Education (FSE) classes listed below DO NOT issue the California Food Handler Card.

Please Note: Attending a Food Safety Education (FSE) class DOES NOT meet the requirements of the California Retail Food Code (CalCode) , section 113947.1, which mandates that each facility have an owner or employee that has passed an Accredited Food Safety Certification Exam. Click here for a list of organizations providing Accredited Food Safety Certification Exams . This class DOES NOT issue the California Food Handler Card.

All Food Safety Education classes are held at our facility in the Mather Business Park area of Rancho Cordova. For more information please call 916-875-1715 or send a message to

2020 Food Safety Education Class Schedule  PDFUpdated 12/24/2018

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Contact 916-875-1715 for class registration.

Class offered in Spanish, Cantonese, Russian, Punjabi, Vietnamese and Korean on an intermittent basis - call 916-875-1715 for dates and times beyond those shown in the schedule above. Classes can also be given at your facility.  Please call for details.

Classes are held at the EMD offices in the main floor Room 100B:

Environmental Management Department
10590 Armstrong Avenue
Mather, CA 95655