SCC.gov: SB 602 - Food Handler Cards
There continues to be many unresolved questions regarding California’s Food Handler Card Law (SB 602).
Therefore, between July 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012 enforcement of this law in Santa Clara County WILL BE LIMITED to education and notification of requirements for compliance; violations will NOT be marked on food facility inspection reports until 2012.
After January 1, 2012, during routine inspections and investigations in Santa Clara County the Department will work with facility operators to reach compliance with this new law.
Currently, there are only 3 companies approved to issue a California Food Handler Card; additional providers will be added to this list once approved:
- National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
- National Restaurant Association (ServSafe® California Food Handler program)
Also see: Current Food Safety Schedule