Health Services

Food Operation Safety Course


Instructions for receiving Basic Food Handler certification:

1. Review the Food Safety Operation Training.

2. We will need your first name, last name and email address to print your certificate. Please read and accept the privacy advisory statement below.

3. Email us if you have any questions.

4. Score 70% or higher on the quiz linked below.

5. Test will be graded, and a certificate will be emailed back to you. Certificates can take up to 72 hours to complete. Any submissions after 4:30 p.m. will not be processed until the following business day. 
***  If you do not hear back within 72 hours, please call our office 337-531-2272/3402/3255***

Privacy Advisory for submitting your Basic Food Handler Exam

By submitting the answers to this exam, you certify that you are the person taking the exam and the person entitled to the certificate of completion. The proprietor for the exam has the capability to compare the origin of the submissions. Your first and last name will be printed on your certificate. A valid email address is required to receive your certificate. Providing us your first name, last name and email address is optional. However, if you do not provide us with this information, we will be unable to issue you a certificate. This website does not retain this information and no cookies will be placed on your computer.

Your exam and certificate will be kept on file at the Environmental Health section of the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital's Public Health department for 12 months from the date of issue. Your name will be kept on file to issue you a replacement certificate if you ever lose the original.

Food Safety Operations Test 

Food Safety Information and Requirements

Bake Sales and Hot Dog Sales:

Food Safety Requires that everyone at the sale have the Basic DPH-EH Food Handlers Safety Course certification. An application for request to operate a temporary food booth must also be submitted at least ten business days prior to the event. A permit will be issued when all requirements in accordance with TBMED 530 are met. Permits and DPH-EH Food safety certificates must be present and available for review the day of the event. All bake sale items should be individually wrapped.

Food SafetyFood handlers must have easy access to a hand washing facility/station, covered garbage cans, gloves, head gear (food service hair restraint(s)) must be worn, no sleeveless shirts allowed, minimal jewelry should be worn and sanitizing solution should be available for cleaning. A placard or information sheet must be displayed, letting customers know the sale items are home baked (in a kitchen not inspected by The Department of Public Health, Environmental Health, and whether any of the baked goods being sold have FDA nine major food allergens in them. When selling hot dogs make sure the sale site is on concrete or pavement and under some sort of overhead cover.

Food SafetyHot dogs may be served with chili and cheese as long as the chili and cheese are from commercially canned containers. Single service ketchup, mustard, and relish may also be provided.
A thermometer to monitor hot dog temperatures must be present at sale site.

A food thermometer must read temperatures from zero to 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Clean coolers must be used to keep hot dogs cold until cooked. Any leftover cooked hot dogs must be disposed of. Always have sanitizing solution available for sanitizing utensils and cleaning.

Potentially Hazardous Foods:

Food SafetyThe DPH-EH Food Handler Safety Course certificate is required for sales of hamburger, chicken, eggs, turkey, beef, and pork.


Click here for FEMA information about Food and water in an emergency.

Click here for CDC information on food, water, sanitation and hygiene information for use before and after a disaster or emergency.

Click here for USDHHS information on food safety in a disaster or emergency.

Click here for the State of Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness information on food and water in an emergency.

Contact Us


Bldg. 3516, Georgia Avenue Fort Johnson, LA 71459


Chief, Environmental Health: (337) 531-2272
NCOIC, Environmental Health: (337) 531-3255
Environmental Health Technician: (337) 531-3402/8045/4757
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