Bucks County requires that the person in charge of a food service operation must be a certified food protection manager – and such a person must be onsite at all times during operating hours.
That means at least one employee on each shift must be certified.
To help food establishments meet this requirement, Penn State Extension is offering the ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course at many locations across the state.
“These in-person trainings, taught by our certified ServSafe instructors, will help participants learn how to prevent contamination of food by properly receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling and serving the food, as well as proper methods of sanitizing foodservice facilities,” said Andy Hirneisen, Food Safety Educator.
After completing the course and passing the multiple-choice exam with a 75% or higher score, participants will receive a ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate. This certification is good for five years.
Penn State Extension will hold a ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course at the Penn State Bucks County Extension Office on Tuesday, April 16th and 23rd. This is a two-day class with the exam on the second day.
The address is 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown.
Why choose to take ServSafe through Penn State Extension?
“Because Penn State Extension Educators all hold advanced degrees and have received extensive training in food safety,” Andy said. “By taking a course through Penn State Extension, you have access to our wide system of community educators and science-based educational resources.”
The course fee of $185 covers the cost of the most recent edition of the ServSafe Manager book, exam, answer sheet and learning materials. For further information about the course, contact Andy Hirneisen at 610-378-1327.
Registrations can be made on https://extension.psu.edu/servsafe or by calling 1-877-345-0691. To find dates and locations for when and where other courses are offered, visit the website.