Food-safety training offered


Ohio State University Extension is offering the ServSafe™ food safety and sanitation certification
Sponsored by the National Restaurant Association, the program has become the industry standard in
food-safety training and is accepted in almost all U.S. jurisdictions that require employee
Open to all food service employees at all levels of the industry, it targets food service managers who
wish to become certified in food safety. It provides up-to-date information on all aspects of handling
food, from receiving and storing to preparing and serving.
The objectives of the course include identifying the principles of food microbiology, becoming aware of
the standards enforced by the regulatory agencies, and learning to implement and monitor measures for
prevention of food borne illnesses.
Upon successful completion of the course and exam, participants receive a certificate from National
Restaurant Association/ServSafe™ and Certification in Food Protection from the Ohio Department of
Health. Food service operations with certain license classifications may reduce required inspections by
one per year if the manager has the ServSafe™ certification. A copy of the certification must be filed
with the health department.
The two-day ServSafe™ course will be offered July 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Bowling Green. It
will meet at the Wood County Extension office, 639 S. Dunbridge Road, Suite 1.
The cost is $175 which includes the course book, certification exam, and all instructor and material
fees. The cost for additional participants from the same agency is $160. Course books will be
distributed at the first class session.
For more information and to register, call (419) 354-9050. Registration is open to the first 20
registrants and the deadline for registration is July 15

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