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NDSU to Hold Food Safety Certification Course

Learning proper food safety precautions can help prevent a foodborne illness outbreak.

The North Dakota State University Extension Service is holding a two-part Food Protection Manager Certification class Oct. 15 and 22.

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.

Both sessions will be held at the NDSU Alumni Center, 1241 N. University Drive, Fargo. 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.

Sept. 30 is the registration deadline. Make checks payable to NDSU Extension Food and Nutrition. Mail them to ServSafe Class, North Dakota State University Extension Service, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Dept. 7270, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050.

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

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