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254.71 Certificate of food protection practices.


(1) After January 1, 1995, no person may conduct, maintain, manage or operate a restaurant unless the operator or manager of the restaurant holds a current, valid certificate of food protection practices issued by the department.


(2) Except as provided in s. 250.041, the department may issue a certificate of food protection practices to an individual who satisfactorily completes a written examination, approved by the department, that demonstrates the individual's basic knowledge of food protection practices or who has achieved comparable compliance.


(3) Each certificate is valid for 5 years from the date of issuance and, except as provided in s. 250.041, may be renewed by the holder of the certificate if he or she satisfactorily completes a recertification training course approved by the department.


(5) The department shall conduct evaluations of the effect that the food protection practices certification program has on compliance by restaurants with requirements established under s. 254.74 (1).


(6) The department shall promulgate rules concerning all of the following:


(a) Establishing a fee for certification and recertification of food protection practices.


(b) Specifying standards for approval of training courses for recertification of food protection practices.


(c) Establishing procedures for issuance, except as provided in s. 250.041, of certificates of food protection practices, including application submittal and review.

254.71 – ANNOT.

History: 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16; 1993 a. 27 s. 74; Stats. 1993 s. 254.71; 1997 a. 27, 191.

254.71 – ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. DHS 196, Wis. adm. code.