Online Food Handler Permits
Food Handler Permit tests can be taken either at ORFoodhandlers.com,
or at the Environmental Health Office.
151 W. 7th Avenue Suite 430
Eugene, OR 97401
Monday through Friday
10:00am to 11:30am &
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Closed all national holidays
A $10.00 fee is required to take the test. Note: You can only miss 5 out of 20 questions to pass.
Environmental Health Supervisor: Jeff Lang
Manager: Jocelyn Warren
Our services are available regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status.
Lane County Public Health facilities are wheelchair accessible. Public Health materials are available in alternative formats; such as large print, Braille, and other languages, upon request.
Lane County's Local Health Department's Environmental Health Services has professional staff who protect the public's health. They do this by inspecting food businesses and by educating and testing workers who handle and prepare food.
BACTERIA: A germ with only one cell. There aremany different kinds; but many can cause illness when they grow and multiply. Soap and hot water will wash away bacteria.
VIRUS: A germ that can live inside of a cell. If given the chance, viruses will multiply enough to cause disease. Soap and hot water will wash away viruses.
FOOD-BORNE ILLNESS: Sickness from eating food that was not safe; food poisoning.
|Your Own Health Comes First
HAND WASHING IS VERY IMPORTANT
Wash your hands often when working with food and drinks - this gets rid of germs that can make people sick. The best way to wash your hands is to scrub for 15-20 seconds with warm or hot running water and soap - then dry them with clean paper towels or an air dryer. Washing your hands well is one of the most important good health habits. It sounds too easy, but hand washing really works to wash away germs from your hands. Remember to always wash your hands:
- BEFORE you touch anything used to prepare food
- BEFORE you touch food that will not be cooked
- AFTER you handle trash and take out garbage
AFTER you handle dirty dishes
- AFTER you work with RAW meat, fish and poultry (Poultry: Birds raised for meat. Chicken and turkey are the most common kinds of poultry; duck and goose are also sold for food.)
It's also very necessary to wash your hands: AFTER you go to the bathroom (use the toilet) and wash again when you return to the kitchen. AFTER you eat. AFTER you touch your face, hair, or body. AFTER you blow your nose. AFTER you cough or sneeze, because you must cover your mouth. AFTER you take a break and if you smoke, wash your hands afterwards.
Your kitchen should have a hand washing sink with hot water, soap and paper towels. Do not use your apron, or dish towels to dry your hands.
Germs such as bacteria and viruses, grow easily, so think of your hands and fingernails as always contaminated. Just because they look clean does not mean they are clean. Germs are too tiny to see with your eyes. If you do not wash your hands in the right way and keep your fingernails trimmed short, your hands can put germs in food which gets eaten by your customers. They may then get sick from these germs. This is called food borne illness or food poisoning. Soap and hot water will wash away germs. Plastic gloves can also spread germs. Wash your hands before putting on gloves and change gloves between tasks.
Remember to always wash your hands.
Hepatitis "A": A virus that causes liver disease. It spreads when someone has the virus in the feces. The viruses can get on hands, and then on to food that another person eats. This is one reason to wash your hands well after using the toilet!