Food Handler Training Course
The Food Hygiene Regulations (FHR) 2009 which was gazetted on 28 February 2009 requires all food handlers to undergo Food Handler Training (FHT) at Food Handler Training Schools (FHTS) recognized by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH).
Frequently Asked Question
Q1: What is Food Handlers Training?
A1: Food Handler’s Training (FHT) is the MANDATORY training that any food handler who works in any food premises in Malaysia has to undergo. This requirement is outlined in Regulation 30 of Food Hygiene Regulations (FHR) 2009.
Q2: Who is a food handler?
A2: According to the interpretation of FHR 2009, a “food handler” includes any one who –
a. directly involved in food preparation,
b. comes into contact with food or food contact surfaces,
c. handles packaged food, unpackaged food or appliances,
in any food premises.
Q3: Where can food handlers undergo this training?
A3: Food handlers can undergo this training at any training provider (Sekolah Latihan Pengendali Makanan – SLPM) approved by Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia. The list of approved SPLM can be downloaded at Food Safety and Quality Division, MOH ‘s website (fsq.moh.gov.my).
Win Synergy Training Sdn Bhd is one of the MOH approved service provider (A/K/018). If you wish to undergo this training, you can register yourself via https://winsynergy.com.my/register
Q4: How long is the duration of the training?
A4: The duration of the training is not less than three (3) hours.
Q5: How much is the fee for the training?
A5: The fee for the training is RM50.00 per participant and the fee is fixed by MOH.
Q6: How long is the validity of the FHT certificate?
A6: At this moment, a food handler only has to undergo this training once in a life time, subjected to the provision in Regulation 30(2) that states The Minister may, if he thinks necessary, require any food handler’s training any additional training in any institution approved by the Director.
Q7: What is the action that can be taken by authorities if a food handler do not undergo this training?
A7: Any food handler who works in any food premises that fails to undergo this training commits an offence and shall, upon conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand ringgit (RM10,000.00) or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two (2) years.
Q8: Who is a proprietor?
A8: According to the interpretation of FHR 2009, a “proprietor” means any person who owns or operate a food business, or if that person cannot be identified, a person in charge of the food business.
Q9: Who is an owner?
A9: According to the interpretation of FHR 2009, an “owner” means any person for the time being receiving a rent of any food premises, whether on his own account or as an agent or trustee or as receiver, or receive the rent if the land or house comprised in the premises is let to a tenant.
Q10: What is the responsibility of a proprietor, owner or occupier with regards to Food Handler's Training?
A10: According to Regulation 11(1)(b), FHR 2009, a proprietor, owner or occupier shall not employ or allow any food handler to work in his food premise unless the food handler has undergone a FHT as required under Regulation 30 of FHR 2009.
Q11: What is the action that can be taken by authorities if a proprietor, owner or occupier employ or allow any food handler to work in his food premise without undergoing FHT?
A11: Any food handler who works in any food premises that fails to undergo this training commits an offence and shall, upon conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand ringgit (RM10,000.00) or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two (2) years.