A food safety certification program is being offered in Storm Lake to help restaurants and other foodservice establishments assure they are serving safe food.
ServSafe is an eight-hour food safety program developed by the National Restaurant Association and offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The training is for restaurant managers/operators; dietary managers; and foodservice managers in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, childcare and senior meal sites.
After the ServSafe training, participants will receive the National Restaurant Association's food safety certification (by passing the required examination). Participants will be able to identify critical areas of food safety and will be better able to establish their own program for providing safe food and training their employees in safe food handling.
The one-day ServSafe program will be held Feb. 11 at Buena Vista County ISU Extension and Outreach, in Storm Lake. Registration includes the eight hour training, the course book ServSafe Food Managers Sixth edition, and the examination fee.
For registering information contact Buena Vista County ISU Extension and Outreach at 712-732-5056.