Panhandle Health District and the food industry share responsibility for ensuring that our community’s food supply is safe. Environmental Health Specialists provide the following services to ensure a safe food supply:
Per the Idaho Food Code, a Food establishment renewal application and license fee must be submitted to the regulatory authority by December 1st of each year for the next calendar year. The license fee is based on establishment type and an information card has been mailed to each establishment with the establishment number and applicable license fee. Instructions to renew licenses online, by mail, email or in person are provided below. A current copy of the current menu will be required for all options.
Panhandle Health District
8500 N. Atlas Road
Hayden, ID 83835
Food license renewal fees*:
Fixed food establishment (1-2 licensed divisions on one premises and under common ownership): $200
Fixed Food Establishment (3 or more licensed divisions on one premises and under common ownership): $250
Mobile Food Establishment (Self-contained or using a licensed commissary): $80
Mobile Food Establishment (Using an unlicensed commissary): $100
Late Fee (Continuing operations without a license from 1/1-1/14): $35
Late Fee (Continuing operations without a license from 1/15-1/31): $70
* A 3% Transaction fee will be applied towards all credit card transactions and a $1 transaction fee will be charged by the vendor for all online renewals.
About Food Safety Certification:
The Idaho State food safety course covers basic microbiology, food borne illnesses and the general requirements for food handlers in the Idaho Food Code. The course includes information on safety and maintenance and operation of most common food service equipment.
At the end of the class, participants may take PHD’s exam to obtain a food safety certification card, which is valid only in Idaho. You may also obtain an Idaho State Food Safety and Sanitation Certificate online through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Please bring a valid, state issued ID for the exam.
Location: For large groups we may be able to come to you.
For more information call 208) 415-5220
Per recent updates to Idaho Food Code, as of July 1, 2018, at least one supervisory employee must show proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited food safety program. Each food establishment shall have at least one available supervisor trained in food safety and sanitation and shall have employed food workers who are trained in food safety and sanitation, which is commensurate to each food worker’s responsibilities.
The directory below includes links to currently accredited food safety certification programs. Panhandle Health District does not endorse any one particular course.