Michigan adopted the 2005 Food Code in April 2008, requiring every licensed food service establishment in Michigan to have at least one certified food service manager on staff. The person in charge must pass an exam through an Accredited program.
Rules became effective 10/19/09. All establishments except those exempt are to have a certified manager on staff by 4/2/2010.
Effective October 1, 2012, all Special Transitory Food Units (STFU’s) and mobile units will be required to have at least one full-time Certified Food Manager on staff.
There are several resources available for operators to become certified.