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Choke Saver Requirement

Choke Save Program

105 CMR 5909(E) requires that all food service establishments containing 25 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:

  1. 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
  2. Make adequate provisions for insurance to cover employees trained in rendering such assistance.”

Note: If you need further information, do not hesitate to contact the Danvers Board of Health at 978-762-0001 X 3095.

Choke Save Trainers

American Heart Association
CPR Phone: 887-242-4277
American Heart Association Website

Red Cross Boston
Phone: 617-375-0700
Red Cross Boston Website

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