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Food Manager Certification

Each person who is licensed to operate a food service operation shall employ, or shall personally be a person who holds a valid, current certificate of food protection practices issued by the Wisconsin department of health and social services under s. 254.71, Wis. Stats.

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Have you lost your state certificate?

If you’ve lost your certificate, and have an e-mail address, you can have a duplicate e-mailed to you for free. Either call (608) 266-2835, or send an e-mail to with your request. If you don’t have an e-mail address, mail $10.00 and a letter (with your full name), requesting a duplicate certificate to: Wisconsin Department of Health Services | Food Safety and Recreational Licensing | P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53071.  For more information call (608) 266-2835.

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