Georgia State Food Safety Requirement Summary


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Servsafe approvalServSafe is a recognized program throughout the state (Print, on-line exam with proctor)

Certification FeeFees- Jurisdiction exceptions may exist

Instructor RequirementsRegistered ServSafe Instructor

Code requirementMandatory. Georgia requires at least one food service manager on staff who has successfully completed a food safety training program and passed an ANSI-CFP exam. For all new establishments, there is a 90 day grace period to comply with the mandatory manager certification. During this 90 day period, the manager or person in charge must demonstrate food safety knowledge. For existing food establishments, manager certification shall be implemented by 11/2009.

Hours of InstructionBased on particular food safety program utilized

Certification Renewal5 years