ServSafe food safety certification class in Loganton

LOGANTON — Starting in 2020, the Pennsylvania Food Code will require that the person in charge of a food service operation be a certified food protection manager — and such a person must be onsite at all times during operating hours. That means at least one employee on each shift must become certified.

To help food establishments meet this requirement, Penn State Extension is offering the ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course at many locations across the state.

“These in-person trainings, taught by our certified ServSafe instructors, will help participants learn how to prevent contamination of food by properly receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling and serving the food, as well as proper methods of sanitizing food service facilities,” said Sharon McDonald, Food Safety Educator.

After completing the course and passing the multiple-choice exam with a 75 percent or higher score, participants will receive a ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate. This certification is good for five years.

Penn State Extension is holding a ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course at the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, 236 E. Main St., Loganton, on June 12 and 19, 2019 at no charge to participants. This is two day classes with the exam on the second day.

Why choose to take ServSafe through Penn State Extension?

“Because Penn State Extension Educators all hold advanced degrees and have received extensive training in food safety,” McDonald said. “By taking a course through Penn State Extension, you have access to our wide system of community educators and science-based educational resources.”

The course fee of $185 will be paid by a grant from the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School.

Registrants will receive the most recent edition of the ServSafe Manager book, exam, answer sheet and learning materials. For further information about the course contact Sharon McDonald at 814-865-6953. Registrations can be made on https://extension.psu.edu/servsafe or by calling 877-345-0691.