Setting up a Food Establishment in Michigan
This video answers commonly asked questions regarding the steps needed to be a licensed business
Submitting a Plan Review for a Food Establishment
This video walks you through the plan review process for opening a food establishment.
Food Manager Certification
Many Michigan food establishments must employ at least one certified food manager.
These rules, as written, allow the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) to issue statewide variances. MDARD has issued statewide variances to the manager certification requirement for certain types of establishments.
Local health inspected establishments that must have a certified manager include:
All food service establishments (e.g., restaurants, bars, schools, hospitals, mobile food establishments, and special transitory food units) except:
vending machine locations
temporary food service establishments
Becoming Certified or Recertified
To be certified you must pass an ANSI/CFP nationally accredited exam once every 5 years. To prepare for the exam, most individuals take a class (in person or on-line) or self-study. Exams are proctored and must be taken either at an approved testing site or are given at the end of a course by an approved instructor.
Find a Certified Manager Course
Temporary Food Event License