Keystone to Offer ServSafe Certification Training

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Posted: 04/03/2012

La Plume – Keystone College will offer ServSafe certification courses on Tuesday, April 24 and Monday, May 29 on the College’s campus in La Plume.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture regulations state that a food service establishment shall employ or designate at least one certified supervisory employee who had completed and passed an approved certification course. ServSafe, a nationally recognized certification program for safe food handling practices, meets Pennsylvania regulations and is accredited by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation.

The training will cover topics involving food-borne illnesses and health risks that commercial food service establishments must learn in order to provide safe food for customers.

 The in-class component of the program will begin at 8 a.m. and  continue to approximately 5:30 p.m., depending upon completion of the exam. Participants are expected to review the ServSafe textbook for a minimum of 7.5 hours prior to the scheduled course. Cost for the program is $150 and includes a textbook, lunch, and a one hour USDA presentation.

 Due to the self-study requirement, participants must register no later than seven days prior to the class. Upon registration, manuals will be mailed to participants. To register, contact Brenda Lidy at 570-945-8334.