A two-part professional food manager certification training will be offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Jan. 18 and Jan. 25 in Waco. The events are in collaboration with McLennan County and McLennan Community College Continuing Education.
Training will be at the AgriLife Extension office in McLennan County, 4224 Cobbs Drive, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The cost is $125, payable by check or money order, and includes training, materials and the ServSafe National Food Manager Certification Examination. Both dates must be attended in order to take the exam. The certification is valid anywhere in the state of Texas for five years.
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.
“Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices,” Foleen said. “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.”
Certification exam preparation
The course will cover the following information in preparation for the certification exam:
- Foodborne illnesses.
- The safe handling of food.
- Operation management.
- Sanitation and food flow.
- Hazard analysis control point.