Effective July 20, 2015, the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act was amended to include Food Product Sampling at Farmers Markets and the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code now includes Subpart N, 750.4300 Food Product Sampling Handler Certificate for Farmers Markets. The Farmers Market Food Product Sampling Handler Certificate training is now available on I-TRAIN. The training course is free and can be accessed here: https://i.train.org Course number 1061218. Any vendor at a farmers market that would like to sample their product (fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meat, etc.) can do so without a separate permit from the local health department, as long as they have a valid Illinois Farmers Market Food Product Sampling Handler Certificate. This certificate can be used throughout the state and is valid for three (3) years from date of issuance. Click here for the rest of the article and to view a copy of the certificate.