For Immediate Release
August 6, 2018; 2:40pm
DPHSS Release No. 2018-070
CERTIFICATE OF MANAGER’S CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR ALL RETAIL FOOD FACILITIES
The Division of Environmental Health (DEH) of the Department of Public Health and Social Services once again reminds operators of a food establishment, and those seeking to operate one that pursuant to the Rules and Regulations Governing the Issuance of Health Certificates, which was adopted in May 2015 and implemented June 1, 2016, of the following:
- All retail food facilities, regardless of the number of employees, including Temporary Food Service Establishments, must have a manager/supervisor on duty during hours of operation who possesses a Certificate of Manager's Certification.
DEH would also like to inform the food establishment operators that effective October 1, 2018, the manager/supervisor must have passed and received their Certification of Manager’s Certification. The Division will no longer be accepting registration receipts for enrollment in the Certificate Manager’s Course as fulfilling this requirement. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the suspension of the establishment’s Sanitary Permit.
The Certificate of Manager's Certification course is locally provided by the Guam Community College (GCC) and is valid for five years. The Department also recognizes the following third-party food safety credentials:
360 Training Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Program
American Food Safety School SafeMark Food Safety Training and 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 Pro am
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS)
NEHA Certified Professional - Food Safety (CPFS)
Prometric Inc. Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM)
Individuals needing to obtain the Certificate of Manager’s Certification is encouraged to call the GCC’s Tourism & Hospitality Department, Professional Services at 735-5629, or any of the third-party credentials listed above. Individuals possessing a Certificate of Manager’s Certification from a third-party credential not listed above is encouraged to contact DEH.
For further information about this requirement, please contact Ms. Katherine Del Mundo, Environmental Public Health Officer III of the Division of Environmental Health, at 735-7221.