Food Manager Certification Training and ServSafe Exam to be offered
March 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$115
A professional food manager certification training course will be offered at 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 30, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Center, 604 North Main in Weatherford. The course will conclude with the ServSafe Exam.
The fee will be $115, and preregistration is due March 23, 2020. To register call 817-598-6168.
The fee includes training, materials and a national food manager certification examination. The Texas Department of State Health Services requires each food establishment to have one certified food manager employed. The food manager’s certification will be valid anywhere in the state of Texas for five years.
These classes are offered in Parker County two to three times a year because statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the U.S. This face-to-face class gives restaurant owners/managers an opportunity to learn the updated Texas Food Establishment Rules and prepare for the National ServSafe exam.
The benefits of improved food safety include:
- Increased customer satisfaction.
- Improved relationships with health officials.
- Prevention of bad publicity and lawsuits due to foodborne illness.
- By attending the course, foodservice managers will learn about:
- Identifying potentially hazardous foods and common errors in food handling.
- Preventing contamination and cross-contamination of food.
- Teaching and encouraging personal hygiene for employees.
- Complying with government regulations.
- Maintaining clean utensils, equipment, and surroundings.
- Controlling pests.
For more information, call the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168.