For Immediate Release
May 31, 2016; 3:00 PM
DPHSS Release No. 2016-047
The Division of Environmental Health (DEH) of the Department of Public Health and Social Services would like to remind food industry representatives and the public that, pursuant to the newly revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Issuance of Health Certificates (adopted in May 2015), the following requirements will be implemented effective June 1, 2016:
- All retail food facilities, regardless of the number of employees, including Temporary Food Service Establishments, must have a manager/supervisor on duty who possesses a Certificate of Manager’s Certification. Retail food facilities are establishments that serve food and beverages directly to consumers, such as restaurants, stall stands, bars, caterers, retail stores, bakeries, and delicatessens, and do not include food manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors.
- Certificate of Manager’s Certification course is locally provided by the Guam Community College, and the certificate is now valid for a period of five years.
- The Department will also recognize the following third-party food safety credentials in addition to the Certificate of Manager’s Certification issued by the Guam Community College:
360 Training Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Program
American Food Safety School SafeMark Food Safety Training and Certification
Guam Community College (GCC) Manager’s Certification
National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP) International Certified Food Safety Manager (ICFSM)
NRFSP Food Safety Managers Certification Exam (FSMCE)
National Restaurant Association ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Program
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS)
NEHA Certified Professional – Food Safety (CPFS)
Prometric Inc. Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM)