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Food safety certification courses offered

MARSHALL — University of Minnesota Extension will offer courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for certified food managers.

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The initial certification course, using ServSafe curriculum, will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 30 at the SW/WC Service Cooperatives in Marshall. Participants must attend the entire session to be eligible to take the certification exam, which begins at 4:30 p.m. The seven-hour course includes information on safe food preparation, handling, sanitation and prevention of foodborne illnesses. Registration is due Oct. 16.

Certification renewal for food managers is from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29, 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 Oct. 15.

The Food Manager Certification Course and Serve It Up Safely renewal course are also available online. For more information, visit or contact Connie Schwartau at or (507) 337-2819.