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Extension Service Offers Food Safety Training in April

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on February 28, 2022

Do you want to open a food business and need to get certified as a Food Protection Manager? Is it time to renew your Food Protection Manager’s Certification? You don’t have to travel to Tampa or Orlando to get your ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification. The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County is providing training to help food managers and staff keep food served to Florida’s consumers safer.

Extension Service Offers Food Safety Training in April

The next class will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022.  Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 8, 2022. Class will begin promptly at 8:30am, and run approximately 8 hours, then participants will have a maximum of two hours to take the national certification exam. There is no “test only” option. Participants must bring valid picture identification with them, as well as a sack lunch.

Training is held at the UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County office at 3650 W Sovereign Path, Suite 1, Lecanto (from State Road 44, go south on County Road 491, turn west on Saunders Way, go one block, turn left onto Sovereign Path. The Extension building is the first building on the right).

The cost for the course and exam is $110. Participants are strongly encouraged to study the ServSafe® Manager 7th edition textbook prior to attending the class. You can purchase the ServSafe® Manager Manual for $55, available in English or Spanish. To register for the course and/or purchase a book online, visit: http://tinyurl.com/z6dp7jf.

This is a comprehensive training that provides the most up-to-date information and current regulations.  The ServSafe® Manager’s exam is given at the end of the training, which provides a National Certification that is good for five years. Certification is required in Florida for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and selected licenses of the Department of Health.

For more information, call Stephanie at the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County office in Lecanto at (352) 527-5700.

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