Food safety training class offered in Powers

POWERS – MSU Extension will be offering a ServSafe class in Powers to educate food service managers about food safety practices. Training classes are taught by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension educators who are certified instructors and exam proctors through the National Restaurant Association.

ServSafe is a Food Protection Manager Certification Examination accredited by the American National Standards Institute-Conference for Food Protection. Since 2010, state law mandates that every food establishment in Michigan must employ a minimum of one certified manager. Studies have found that the presence of a certified food protection manager means higher compliance levels with food safety practices and behaviors than in facilities lacking a certified manager.

Offered through MSU Extension, ServSafe is for anyone that works in the food industry, but especially recommended for food service managers and other food service volunteers/leaders. Participants will learn how to prevent foodborne illness and how to train employees about the latest food safety concerns. The course prepares participants to successfully pass the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam. Topics include safe food provision, forms of contamination, the safe food handler, the flow of food, food safety management systems, safe facilities and pest management, and cleaning and sanitizing.

The upcoming ServSafe class will be held Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m Central Time at the Pinecrest Nursing Home, N-15995 Main Street , Powers. To register, contact Beth Waitrovich at 906-774-0363 or register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events. Registration and purchase of the ServSafe 6th edition book with answer sheet is necessary to attend the class.