Two professional food manager certification trainings will be offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in August in Waco.
The program will be offered on Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 at the AgriLife Extension office in McLennan County, 4224 Cobbs Drive. The events will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The cost is $125 and includes training, materials and the ServSafe National Food Manager Certification Examination.
To register, contact Colleen Foleen, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent for McLennan County, at 254-757-5180. Participants should register as soon as possible as space is limited, she said.
“Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices,” said Foleen. “This program is designed to not only prepare food service managers to pass the ServSafe exam but to leave with the education and understanding of what tools are needed for a safe work and food-handling environment.”
The certification is valid anywhere in the state of Texas for five years.
Professional food manager exam preparation
The “Food Safety: It’s Our Business” course will cover the following information in preparation for the certification exam:
- Preparing to pass the ServSafe exam.
- The safe handling of food.
- Operation management.
- Sanitation and food flow.
- Hazard Analysis Control Point.