OSU Extension offering food safety training

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COLUMBUS — OSU Extension will be offering food safety training to assist individuals in meeting Ohio Department of Health Level 1 certification standards. A new food safety short course for non-profit groups will also be offered.

A ServSafe Employee training course will be held March 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at J.I.M.’s Place in New Philadelphia. ServSafe Employee training meets Ohio Department of Health Level 1 certification standards as it provides basic food safety education for food service workers such as servers, cooks, deli workers, dishwashers, daycare workers, and school cafeteria staff.

Employee training enhances employee understanding of major food safety principles, including time and temperature abuse, cross- contamination, and personal hygiene.

Participants receive a workbook and an ODH approved Certificate of Completion. The program cost is $20 per person for Tuscarawas County residents and those working within the county, $35 for non-county residents.

Short course

New this year, a food safety short course is available for non-profit groups such as churches, youth organizations, non-profit camps and service organizations.

The course will cover essential food safety issues relative to non-commercial facilities. Participants may attend a 3-hour non-profit food safety short course offered on either March 12 from 9 a.m.-noon or March 21 from 6-9 p.m. at J.I.M.’s Place in New Philadelphia.

A nominal fee of $5 per person will be charged to cover material costs. Participants should have a valid non-profit affiliation. Contact OSU Extension at 330-339-2337 for more information and to register.

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