A two-part professional food manager certification training will be offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on May 1 and May 8 in Waco. The events are in collaboration with McLennan Community College Continuing Education.
The training will be at the AgriLife Extension office in McLennan County, 4224 Cobbs Drive, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This will be the last ServSafe training of the year for McLennan County.
The cost is $125, payable by check or money order. The fee 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 are encouraged to 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 also 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.