Food Safety Training

Iowa State University Extension campus and field specialists offer a number of training courses to help educate food handlers in food processing and foodservice establishments serve safe food to their customers. ISU Extension offers the following food safety training services:

  • ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certification course for restaurants and foodservice managers.
  • SafeFood©, a 2-hour course for restaurant and foodservice employees.

Iowa State University Extension is proud to partner with local health departments, the Iowa Restaurant Association (ServSafe®) to provide this program.

For more information about our food safety training programs or to find a course near you, visit the following links:

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Food Safety Tip of the Day

Toss the towel

Paper towel roll

Damp towels and sponges provide a prime environment for pathogen and other bacteria to grow. Consider using paper towels to clean up kitchen surfaces. When done, throw away the towel. If you use cloth towels, wash them often in the hot cycle of your washing machine.

Source: Partnership for Food Safety Education

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Foodborne Pathogen of the Day

ServSafe® Training Events

Self-guided training for managers and supervisors