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Hygiene and Food Safety – Short Training Course (online)



Restaurant services






3.5 h



A short training course to learn the basics of food hygiene and safety 

In just a few hours, this short training course in food hygiene and safety, which does not require a MAPAQ attestation or examination, will enable participants to identify most health risk situations when handling and preparing food. 

This training course is intended for:

Anyone who does not need to obtain their MAPAQ certificate, but who handles or comes into contact with food. 

This training is of particular relevance to staff working in the following organizations:  

  • Home childcare services 
  • Non-profit organizations 
  • Intermediate resources 
  • Family-type resources 
  • Retirement homes 

To find out what your institution’s obligations are with regard to the Hygiene and Food Safety training course, please visit the MAPAQ website (in French only).


This training course will make you aware of your responsibilities when handling food to ensure food safety and to apply the standards and requirements relating to food handling.


  • Food storage temperatures 
  • Working methods to avoid food contamination 
  • General principles of hygiene that must be observed by anyone who comes into contact with food or with materials or equipment that come into contact with food 
  • Procedures for cleaning, sanitizing, or disinfecting materials and equipment 
  • Environmental sources of food contamination 


  • ​​​Online training, offered in French and English. 
  • Training available for 90 days after the start of the viewing. 
  • You will receive a confirmation of attendance at the end of the course. No attestation will be issued by MAPAQ for this training course. 


$45 per person

Corporation tax credits

All ITHQ training course costs are eligible for the Employee training tax credit. They can also be recognized under the Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition. For more information, contact Revenu Québec.

Complement to the training course

Get the Hygiène et salubrité alimentaires textbook: a reference for all food services industry players.

Any questions?

514-282-5115, option 2
or toll-free at 1-800 361-5111, ext. 5115

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