ServSafe Food Safety course to be offered

The West Virginia University Randolph County Extension Service will host a ServSafe certification course and exam on May 29 and 30. The two-day class will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The ServSafe program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, good for five years and accredited by the American National Standards Institute – Conference for Food Protection.

The program blends the latest Food and Drug Administration Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by foodservice industry experts.

ServSafe is for food service managers who supervise the serving of food in restaurants, delis, schools, hospitals, day care centers, nursing homes, senior centers, or anywhere food is prepared and served to the public.

Topics included in the two-day training include the importance of food safety, good personal hygiene, preventing cross-contamination, cleaning and sanitizing, safe food preparation, methods of thawing, cooking, cooling, and reheating food and much more.

Pre-registration for the class is required on or before May 22. A fee of $120 will cover the textbook and exam. Call the WVU Extension Office at 304-636-2455 with questions or to obtain a registration form.

Programs and activities offered by the West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status.