Food Safety Class Set for September
Classes will be held Sept. 18, 19, 20 and Sept. 25, 26 and 27 (test date). Participants must attend all six classes and pass the exam. Participants will be trained, tested and certified in critical food safety practices and will be offered techniques for implementing effective food safety training in their own operations. Classes will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Agriculture Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage.
Participation in the seminar is recommended for food service managers and the supervisory staffs in restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other food service establishments.
SERVSAFE Serving Safe Food is a popular seminar based on the nationally recognized course provided by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. During the seminar, attendees are trained and tested on such topics as:
-- Potentially hazardous food and common food handling errors.
-- Hazard analysis critical control point system.
-- Proper receiving and storage.
-- Cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
An extra bonus for successfully completing the SERVSAFE course and passing the exam is the awarding of a two-point credit on each compliance inspection for three years. Establishments scoring less than 70 percent will not be eligible for this credit.
The cost for attending the SERVSAFE class is $115, if paid before the enrollment deadline of Aug. 10. After that date, the cost will be $125. The late cut-off date is Sept. 1. Enrollment will be limited to 25 participants.
For additional information, call 910-947-3188 or Iris Davis at the Moore County Health Department at 910-947-6283.
Agnes Evans is a family and consumer sciences agent at the Cooperative Extension Service.
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