The “Food Safety: It’s Our Business” course will be offered on June 6 and June 13 in Waco.

The text Food Safety is along the top left corner. The image is of a picnic-style food assortment on grass.
The June 6 and June 13 courses will prepare food managers to take the ServSafe exam. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service  program will be offered from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on both dates at the AgriLife Extension office in McLennan County at 4224 Cobbs Drive.

The course, presented in collaboration with McLennan Community College Continuing Education, costs $125 and will prepare participants for the ServSafe National Food Manager Certification Examination. Training materials are included in the cost.

To register, call Colleen Foleen, AgriLife Extension family and consumer health agent for McLennan County, at 254-757-5180. Space is limited and registration for both dates will close May 31.

The food manager’s certification is valid anywhere in the state of Texas for five years.

Food manager training topics

“Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices,” said Foleen. “This program is designed to not only prepare food service managers to pass the ServSafe exam but to leave with the education and understanding of what tools are needed for a safe work and food-handling environment.”

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Preparing to pass the ServSafe exam.
  • The safe handling of food.
  • Operation management.
  • Sanitation and food flow.
  • Hazard Analysis Control Point.
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    Susan Himes is a writer and media relations specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife. She writes news releases and features from science-based information generated by the agency. She also covers human interest stories and events across the state.