2014 ServSafe Food Safety Certification Classes

 

2014 ServSafe Food Safety Certification Classes

Download 2014 ServSafe Brochure (PDF)
Next Class Dates:  Wed., Feb. 26, Wed., March 26, Tues., April 29, Wed., May 28, Wed., June 25, and Wed., July 30.
 
ISU Extension and Outreach Offers ServSafe® Training for New Food Safety Rules, taking Effect January 1, 2014
            DES MOINES, IA (December 18, 2013) – Restaurants, grocery stores, and other food establishments operating in Iowa will be subject to updated food safety standards effective January 1, 2014, under rules recently adopted by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA). “The updated rules focus on making Iowa’s food regulations consistent with current scientific evidence and preventing foodborne illness.” DIA Food and Consumer Safety Bureau Chief Steven Mandernach said.
            The rules further protect Iowa consumers by requiring food establishments to have a certified food protection manager to oversee the safe handling, preparation, and service of food items in most food establishments. Research in Iowa and across the country indicates that food establishments with a certified food protection manager are less likely to have violations that could lead to foodborne illness.
            Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers ServSafe® training to meet the new requirement. The ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams, and educational materials. Courses are offered each month in Black Hawk County by Jill Weber, Nutrition and Health Program Specialist. To view upcoming classes in your area, Download 2014 ServSafe Brochure (PDF)
            The course is $150 ($100 for Iowa Restaurant Association members) and includes one day’s instruction, training materials, and the exam. Upon passing the exam, a certificate will be issued, which is valid for five years. For questions regarding the ServSafe course, please contact Jill Weber (319) 240-1730 or jrweber@iastate.edu.
  To register for the course, call Black Hawk Extension Office at 319-234-6811.  Registration deadline is one week prior to the course.

Iowa State University Extension is proud to partner with local health departments and the Iowa Restaurant Association (ServSafe®) to provide these programs. 

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