MarketSafe

MarketSafe is for farmers, food processors and producers who make, bake or grow products to sell at local farmers' markets, farm gates or other types of temporary food markets. MarketSafe is not equivalent to FOODSAFE Level 1.

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What to expect from Marketsafe

Take Marketsafe in a classroom

Marketsafe is offered as a one-day (6.5 hour) course at various locations around the province.

Fee: varies – determined by the course provider

Find an in-person course near you

Take MarketSafe Online

The MarketSafe online course uses Open School BC's state-of-the-art learning management system and hosting service. This course delivers content in an organized and methodical, step-by-step instructional process that promotes a learner-centered approach to safety awareness.

MarketSafe online instructors are certified food safety experts who assist students online and answer questions.

Duration: You will have access to the course immediately after completing the registration process. Users have 10 days to complete the on-line course and to do the final on-line exam. The 10 days include weekends.

Fee: $68.50

Register through Open School BC

Training a group?

Businesses may arrange to have a certified MarketSafe instructor deliver a course to a staff group.

Search for an instructor by city, health authority or language

Is certification required?

MarketSafe certification is not a legislated requirement; however, some Markets do require their vendors to have a valid MarketSafe certificate. The MarketSafe course is not equivalent to FOODSAFE Level 1.

Not sure which certificate you need to sell your lower risk foods? Contact your Market Manager or your local Health Authority.

Lost your certificate?

See our FAQs for how to replace it