August 10, 2012
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illness occur each year in the United States as a result of the mishandling of food.
The manner in which people handle and prepare food is a major reason why foodborne illness occurs. Research has shown that food workers often lack safe food-handling knowledge, specifically related to temperature control, hygiene and sanitization.
Employees need to know food safety and the critical importance of its role. ServSafe gives them the knowledge and tools to do just that. Some of the concepts employees will understand when they complete ServSafe training include sanitation, the flow of food through the operation, and sanitary facilities and pest management.
The comprehensive training includes:
You can feel safe knowing that our program is recognized by more jurisdictions than any other food safety program including the Ohio and Kentucky Departments of Health. That is because ServSafe is the highest standard in training and certification. It is a mindset and the means to ensure your operation does the right thing – protecting your customers and your business.
ServSafe leads the way in providing the restaurant and foodservice industry with an up-to-date, comprehensive food safety training and certification program.
Several training sessions are offered including:
Registration may be made in person at University Outreach Services; by mail, 940 Second Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662; by fax, (740) 351-3598; or phone (740) 351-3274 (credit card only).
University Outreach Services is located in the basement of Massie Hall, just inside the south entrance and parking is available. To register, or if you have questions, call University Outreach Services at (740) 351-3274 or (866) 672-8778 (toll free).
For more information, call or e-mail Debra Schwamberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.