Food Safety Class

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The Person County Cooperative Extension will be offering an in-person “NC Safe Plates” for all those who work in the food service industry. “NC Safe Plates” will be offered at the Person County Office Building on December 8 – 10, 2021 from 2:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. with the exam on Monday, December 13, 2021. Participants will receive a certificate required for inspections. The registration fee is $135 and is due by Tuesday, November 23 along with the registration form. This course is not for school nutrition workers but a separate class will be planned in the future.
The course will help food establishments meet the requirement of having at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager, which is a mandate of the NC Food Code. There will be instruction in personal hygiene, purchasing from reputable suppliers, eliminating cross-contamination, and correct temperatures for storing, preparing, and holding foods. Each year in the United States there are around 5,000 unnecessary deaths that occur from food borne illnesses. Also, there are hundreds of hospitalizations, unnecessary medical expenses, lost time from work, loss of revenue from the business, customer mistrust, and the list goes on.