Mark Bakos Associates
P O Box 4094
Scranton, Pa. 18505
Pa. Department of Agriculture
Licensing and Renewal Information
Food safety training is a commitment, a mindset and a smart business practice for every restaurant and food service operation in our industry. Food safety training doesn’t end, however, once a manager earns their certification. That’s where it begins – by implementing food safety practices on a daily basis. It is also critical that every person in an operation meets today’s food safety practice demands. The ServSafe® program provides the resources to help keep food safety as an essential ingredient in every meal. ServSafe® training is the one commitment to food safety implementation that we should all share every day.
On or after January 22, 2011, each food facility shall comply with Act 106 of 2010, which requires each facility to have one certified food employee who is accredited (and maintains accreditation) by a nationally recognized program, like ServSafe®
Each retail food facility must have one certified food employee whose certificate issued by a nationally recognized program is current and unexpired. The certified food employee must be the “person in charge” when at the facility and accessible at all times during the facility’s hours of operation.
After January 22, 2011, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) will no longer issue food employee certificates, but certificates will be accepted as meeting the requirements of the law until the PDA certificate expires.
“ServSafe® is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and used under license by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Restaurant Association.”