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

Be cool, chill out

Chill out refrigerator

Proper cold storage is essential to preventing potential illness-causing bacteria from growing. Cold foods should be kept at 40° F during transporting, storage, and serving. Cooked foods must be cooled to 40° F within 4 hours for safe storage. Use of a thermometer to check refrigerator and food temperatures is a must for monitoring cold foods.

Source: National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

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Foodborne Pathogen of the Day

ServSafe® Training Events

Self-guided training for managers and supervisors