Certified Food Protection ManagerSince October 1, 2001, the Massachusetts Food Establishment Regulation, 105 CMR 5903(A)(2) has required food establishments to have at least one person-in-charge (PIC) who is a certified food protection manager. This person must be at least eighteen years of age and be a full-time equivalent on-site manager or supervisor. When the certified PIC is unavailable during operating hours, an alternate PIC must be assigned. The alternate PIC does not require certification; however, this person must be knowledgeable in food safety, foodborne illness prevention and corrective actions.
- Certified Food Protection Manager Requirements
- Massachusetts Food Protection Manager Certification Exam and Trainer Directory (PDF)
Choke Saver Certification
Choke Save Programs
105 CMR 5909(E) requires that all food service establishments 25 twenty-five seats or more must have a person certified in choke saving on premises when food is being served.
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 94, section 305D, each food service establishment having a seating capacity of 25 persons or more shall:
- Have on its premises, while food is being served, an employee trained in manual procedures approved by the Department to remove food lodged in a person's throat
- Make adequate provisions for insurance to cover employees trained in rendering such assistance
Choke Save Trainers
American Heart Association
CPR Phone: 887-242-4277
American Heart Association Website
Red Cross Boston
Red Cross Boston Website