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Food service certification courses offered

WORTHINGTON -- 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, using the ServSafe curriculum, will be off...

WORTHINGTON - 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, using the ServSafe curriculum, will be offered May 4 at the Biotechnology Advancement Center in Worthington. The class will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the test following at 4:30 p.m. Participants must attend all day to be eligible to take the certification exam. This course includes information about safe food preparation, handling, sanitation and prevention of foodborne illnesses. Registration is required by April 20.
Serve It Up Safely is a four-hour renewal course for certified managers. Certified food managers need four hours of continuing education credits within three years of becoming certified. University of Minnesota Extension educators and University specialists developed this renewal course that meets these criteria. The Serve It Up Safely course will be from 1 to 6 p.m. May 3 at the Biotechnology Advancement Center in Worthington. Registration is due by April 19.
The Food Manager Certification Course and Serve It Up Safely renewal course are also available on-line. To get more information about all of these classes go to www.extension.umn.edu/food-safety or contact Connie Schwartau, atschwa047@umn.edu , or (507) 337-2819.

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