By Anna Tollfeldt
March 07, 2011
When I lived in the state of Washington, I got a job at a Jamba Juice (which really doesn't require a lot of diverse food handling skills since it's mostly dealing with frozen fruits and refrigerated goods) and I could not begin work without attaining a food safety card. I think it is CRUCIAL that those working in restaurants/other food handling environments know the rules to safe food handling, and it seems that there is a lack of that in Ketchikan. I personally would really like to see that change.
If you need to get your food handler's card, you can go to the State of Alaska website and take the food safety/food handler's card test to acquire a card at a fee of only $10. The card is valid for two years.
About: "I am a 20 year old Ketchikan resident. Having learned about food safety in high school and being required to get a food handler's card in the state of Washington, I have concern about Ketchikan's food safety/food handling requirements."
Received March 06, 2011 - Published March 07, 2011
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