Owens offers ServSafe Food Manager training

PERRYSBURG — Owens Community College continues to address local employment needs, now offering non-credit ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification training to support the restaurant industry.

In two days of training at the Dana Center on the Perrysburg campus, the course will cover critical principles including personal hygiene, cross contamination, time and temperature, receiving and storage, food safety management systems, training hourly employees and more.

In Ohio, there are more than 20,000 eating and drinking locations which employ more than 427,000 people, nearly 10% of employment statewide. According to the Ohio Department of Health, each risk level III and risk level IV food service operation and retail food establishment is required to have at least one employee with supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service that has obtained the Ohio Manager Certification in food protection

The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute – Conference for Food Protection. Each trainee will attend two days of training and take a certification exam at the end of the second day. A book and exam voucher are included in the course fee.

The two-day training sessions are available in February, April and June.

To sign up for the training, visit www.owens.edu/workforce_cs/workandplay.php and click Culinary.