Jackson Hole Restaurants Get New Food Safety Rule

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Restaurants around Jackson will soon have to have staff certified in food safety.

A new rule from the Teton County Board of Public Health requires eateries to have a manager take a test on food protection protocols. The board says the goal is to prevent food-borne illness. The rule goes into effect Jan. 1 and requires at least one person at a dining establishment have food safety training.

A special course can be taken online for $125 and the test costs $36. Public health staffers will supervise the exam.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports safety officials believe people who have been in the industry for a while should be able to pass.

Restaurant owners say they support the rules.