Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

Food Protection Program

Do you have questions about the certified food protection manager requirement? Please choose the option below that best matches your role at your establishment for more information.

Accredited Manager Required for Food EstablishmentsSupervisor or ManagerPerson in ChargeFood Establishment Employee

Supervisor or Manager: Supervisory authority that may supervise one or multiple locations. Responsible for training employees and might not be present during all hours of operation.

Person in Charge (PIC): Demonstrates detailed knowledge of food safety. At least one PIC must be present during all hours of food service and preparation.


Food Safety ResourcesIdaho Food Safety ExamFood Safety and Sanitation ManualTemporary Food Establishment ManualEmployee Health Poster: Send Sick Employees Home Now


Cottage FoodsRisk Assessment FormFact SheetFrequently Asked Questions

The Food Protection Program establishes the standards, interpretations and guidelines for uniform regulation of food safety for food establishments.

Our goal is to assure that food from regulated facilities is safe to eat. For questions regarding training or additional resources, call (208)334-5938 or email

The responsibility for licensing, inspecting and enforcement of regulations is delegated to the state’s seven health districts. For specific information about food establishment permits and contact information for your local health district, please select the appropriate county from the list below.