Food employee certification training set

CLARION Preventing foodborne illness in a food establishment is the focus of the ServSafe training course presented by the Penn State Extension from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Clarion University Barnes Center, 330 North Point Drive in Clarion. The ServSafe exam will be given at noon Tuesday, Nov. 12.

These in-person trainings, taught by our certified ServSafe instructors, will help participants learn how to prevent contamination of food by properly receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling and serving the food, as well as proper methods of sanitizing foodservice facilities.

The registration fee is $185 per person and covers the cost of the most recent edition of the ServSafe Manager book, exam, answer sheet and learning materials. To register, visit extension.psu.edu/servsafe or call (877) 345-0691.

Those who pass the exam with a 75 percent or higher score at the end of the training receive a ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate. ServSafe certification is valid for five years.

For more information about the class, call Richard Kralj, food safety and quality extension educator, Penn State Extension in Jefferson County at (814) 849-7361.

To see more ServSafe courses offered in your area, visit extension.psu.edu/servsafe.