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Food safety certification offered

MARSHALL -- University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for certified food managers.

The initial certification course, ServSafe, will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the SW/WC Service Cooperatives in Marshall. Participants must attend the entire session to be eligible to take the certification exam at 4:30 p.m. This course includes information about safe food preparation, handling, sanitation and prevention of foodborne illnesses. Registration is required by Oct. 3.

Certification renewal for food managers will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the SW/WC Service Cooperatives in Marshall. Certified food managers need four hours of continuing education credits within three years of becoming certified. Registration is due by Oct. 2.

The courses are also available online. For more information, visit safety or contact Connie Schwartau at or (507) 337-2819.