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What do people wish they knew before earning their Food Handler Certification?

Here's what 29,772 Food Handler Certification reviewers have answered when asked “What is the one thing you wish you knew before earning this certification?”

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“Many employers require this certification and all restaurants require at least one team member to have this certification in the stores at all times”

Nov. 7, 2019

“I own GoodBoy Cheesecakes.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“That I wouldn't make more money based on my current employer.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“You still need experience, you still need guidance and everybody who has one doesn't always know what their doing, so don't expect the knowledge to come as second nature.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“Many employers were looking for this certification.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“Many employers are looking for this certification, I wish I knew how much money I could make doing this line of work in hopes to provide for my family.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“It is a requirement of a serving, food handling job.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“I could have gotten a job that paid more.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“It is a required certification to work with food and beverages in the food industry.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“How much sooner I could have gotten it.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“One thing I wish I would have known was the certain temperatures of meats.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“I owned a restaurant with my husband had to have certification to know all the right steps and what the requirements were, to help us run a safe and clean place for our customers.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“It helps you learn about food handling.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“All the information I learned from the test, I wish I knew before I passed the test, because I do cook in a kitchen like in a restaurant and the same rules do apply. Like with the way you store food, or you shouldn’t use the same knife to cut different foods. I learned about cross contamination and I wasn’t aware of all this information before.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“There isn't really a downfall to having this.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“Schools would be good, but I'm not in need of school.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“How to cook.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“I actually enjoyed the course. I learned lots of things where food and sanitation are involved.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“How it can help me.”

Nov. 7, 2019

“Many employers in the food industry look for this certification. So I wish I would’ve known the skills it means you have to hold this certification.”

Nov. 7, 2019

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