ServSafe® training available for food preparers

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

ORANGEBURG - Persons who work in the food service industry can receive training and certification through a nationally recognized food safety program offered by SC State’s 1890 Research and Extension.

The ServSafe® food safety program, managed by the National Restaurant Educational Association Foundation, is the most widely accepted food safety program among local, state and federal health departments. The 1890 Research and Extension program will provide a one-day ServSafe® training for food preparers and servers, particularly for those who work in churches, who want to learn more about food safety and need to earn certification.

The training will be held on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 310 Green St., Orangeburg, SC 29115. Class participants will learn about ensuring personal hygiene; preparing, cooking and serving food; purchasing, receiving and storing food items; and cleaning and sanitizing facilities. At the end of the course, students will receive certification, recognizing completion of the ServSafe® Employee Food Safety Training.

Registration is limited to 25 persons. Call Monica Fields at (803) 516-4775 or Robin Glenn at (803) 536-8463.

ServSafe® training is provided as part of 1890 Research and Extension’s community education program, which offers classes statewide with topics such as financial education for youth and adults, basic Spanish, small farm management, food safety, nutrition, home buyer education and introduction to keyboarding.