Friday, January 31, 2014

Extension offers Food Safety classes in Moorhead

MARSHALL, Minn. (01/16/2014) — University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for Certified Food Managers.

The initial certification course, called ServSafeâ, will be offered on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Travelodge and Suites in Moorhead.  The class will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the test following at 4:30 p.m.  Participants must attend all day to be eligible to take the certification exam. This course includes information about safe food preparation, handling, sanitation and prevention of foodborne illnesses.  Registration is required by February 20, 2014.

Certification renewal for food managers will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 1-5 p.m.   It will be held at the Travelodge and Suites.  Certified Food Managers need four hours of continuing education credits within three years of becoming certified.  University of Minnesota Extension educators and University specialists developed the four-hour Serve It Up Safely ™ renewal course that meets these criteria.   Registration is due by February 19, 2014.

Pre-registration is required. For a registration brochure or for more information call 507-337-2819 or contact Connie Schwartau at 

The Food Safety Manager Certification Course and Serve It Up Safely renewal course are also available on-line.   To get more information about all of these classes go to or contact Connie Schwartau at at 507-337-2819.