ServSafe Courses
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May 23, 2017 & May 26, 2016 ~ Barnstable County Complex –  CLASSES CLOSED AS OF 5/18/17
June 12, 2017 & June 19, 2017 ~ Provincetown

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension offers ServSafe courses for both first-time food safety certification and recertification. By law, all food service locations must have at least one full-time food safety certified employee who is at least 18 years of age on staff.

 

Initial Certification
This 8-hour course which is usually taught during two half-day sessions is designed for initial certification of food service owners and managers with the objective to:

    • Increase safe food handling practices
    • Gain a better understanding of HACCP principles
    • Improve upon methods of purchasing, receiving, storing, preparing, and serving safe food
    • Maintain a sanitary facility
    • Understand the regulations and the inspection process
    • Teach employees how to apply safe food handling practices

The course includes a ServSafe textbook, reproducible training materials, a food thermometer, examination, and ServSafe certificate upon successful completion of the exam.  The cost for this course is $175. Certificate is valid for five years. Please Note: You must attend both classes to successfully complete this course.

 

Recertification
The recertification course begins with a 1 ½ to 2-hour review and certification exam. The review will cover time & temperature control throughout the flow of food, preventing cross contamination, practicing good personal hygiene, establishing cleaning and sanitizing  procedures, and practice exam.

The course includes online study materials, reproducible training materials, examination, ServSafe certificate upon successful completion of the exam.  The cost for this course is $75. Certificate is valid for five years. Prior to attending class, please prepare for the exam by studying from your previous ServSafe course book and class materials.

Study Materials
Fact Sheets
Food Safety Word List
Food Safety Quizes
ServSafe Practice Test

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Food Handling is a Risky Business

 

Food Handling is a Risky Business (FHRB) is an interactive 1-2 hour food safety program designed for food handlers in preparation and service. Participants of the program will increase knowledge of food safety principles, adopt recommended food handling practices, and increase knowledge of Massachusetts Food Code regulations.  This program can be tailored to the needs of your group.  A certificate of completion will be presented to participants at the close of the program.

Note: there are other acceptable exams and trainers in Massachusetts. For more information please call our office or see the Trainer listing at http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/environmental-health/food-safety/

 

Allergen Awareness Training

 

Allergen Awareness Training is required by Massachusetts Food Protection Program.  Certificate is valid for 5 years and gets posted with your Certified Food Safety Manager (ServSafe) certificate.

For more information please visit http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/environmental-health/food-safety/

 

Interested in ServSafe?
Contact Kimberly Concra, LDN
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Food Safety
508-375-6884

kconcra@barnstablecounty.org