The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.
The ServSafe® program is a national certification program designed to teach safe handling practices to foodservice employees and others who handle and serve food to the public. Two levels of training are available; a manager certification and a food handler training.
The ServSafe® Manager Certification training is an eight hour course that will provide manager food safety knowledge. This will help managers identify and control risk within their operation and teach the information needed to demonstrate knowledge of state code during inspections. The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification exam is accredited, reliable and legally defensible. Certification is valid for five years. A ServSafe® Manager Certification training is Sept. 25 in Chanute. Paid registration of $117 per person is due by Sept. 11. Registration fees includes ServSafe manual, training and exam.
The ServSafe® Food Handler Program is a three-hour course that delivers consistent food safety training to employees, consumers and volunteers involved with the preparation and serving of food. The training covers basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination and allergens, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation. A certificate is provided to each student that completes the training. ServSafe® Food Handlers Programs are scheduled for Sept. 27 in Chanute. Paid registration of $10 per person is due Sept. 13, and covers the curriculum and training.
For more information about any of the ServSafe® trainings contact Kathy at 620-365-2242 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ServSafe® Registration forms are available on the Southwind Extension District website at www.southwind.ksu.edu.
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