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Food Safety Certification Program Set in November

NDSU Extension is offering a two-part certification course to people responsible for serving safe food to the public.

The North Dakota State University Extension Service is holding a two-part Food Protection Manager Certification class Nov. 8 and 15.

The course is for food safety and kitchen managers, supervisors and anyone else who is responsible for serving safe food to the public.

“Learning proper food safety procedures can help prevent food service establishments from having a foodborne illness incident,” says Julie Garden-Robinson, NDSU Extension food and nutrition specialist.

The Nov. 8 session will be held in the NDSU Memorial Union’s Arikara Room. The Nov. 15 class will be in the Room of Nations at NDSU’s Family Life Center. The course will run from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days. Participants must attend both sessions to be certified.

The $135 course fee includes a textbook and certification test. Participants will receive the textbook at the first session and take the test at the end of the second class.

Garden-Robinson, who teaches the course, will use the ServSafe curriculum from the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation. She is a certified ServSafe instructor.

The class is designed to assist food establishments develop a food safety plan or update their plan with current information. Having managers and supervisors with food safety certification can help establishments protect against the expense of a foodborne illness outbreak and provide their customers with consistently safe, high-quality food, Garden-Robinson says.

Oct. 25 is the registration deadline. Make checks payable to NDSU Extension Food and Nutrition. Mail them to ServSafe Class, NDSU Extension Service – Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, 351 EML Hall, 1400 Centennial Blvd., North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105-5057.

For more information, contact Hope Eppler at (701) 231-8592 or

NDSU Agriculture Communication

Source:Julie Garden-Robinson, (701) 231-7187,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391,
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