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WAC 246-217-035

Validity and form of food worker cards.

(1) All initial cards are valid for two years from the date of issuance.
(2) Effective July 1, 1999, renewal cards are valid for three years from the date of issuance; except: An applicant may be granted a renewal card valid for five years from the date of issuance if the applicant documents that he/she has attended "additional food safety training" within the past two years.
(3) Any legally issued food worker card shall be valid throughout Washington state.
(4) Food service workers may apply for a renewal of a food worker card up to sixty days before the expiration date on their current valid card. Proof of a valid card must be shown at the time of renewal application.
(5) The card shall be approximately three inches by five inches in size and contain the following information:
(a) The identification of the card as a Washington state food worker card or "limited duty card," as applicable;
(b) The identity of the jurisdictional health department issuing the card;
(c) Printed (or typed written) name and signature of the food service worker;
(d) Card expiration date;
(e) Signature of the health officer; and
(f) Any other identifier or other information deemed necessary by the health officer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 99-13-019, ยง 246-217-035, filed 6/7/99, effective 7/8/99.]
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