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Extension offers food manager courses

University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement to become certified food managers.

University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement to become certified food managers.

The initial certification course, using the ServSafe curriculum, will be offered March 21 in the Beltrami Electric Cooperative meeting room.

The class will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the exam at 4:30 p.m. Participants must attend all day to take the certification exam.

The course includes information about safe food preparation, handling, sanitation and prevention of food-borne illnesses. Registration is required by March 7.

Certification renewal for food managers will be 1-5 p.m. March 20 in the Beltrami Electric meeting room. Certified food managers need four hours of continuing education credits within three years of becoming certified. Extension educators and U of M specialists developed the four-hour Serve It Up Safely renewal course that meets these criteria. Registration is due by March 6.

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For details, a registration brochure or information on online versions of the classes, call 507-337-2819 or contact Connie Schwartau at schwa047@umn.edu , or visit www.extension.umn.edu/foodsafety .

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