ServSafe Food Handlers Classes being offered in Parsons

Food safety training for food handlers is being offered on Feb. 23 at Labette Health, 1902 Hwy. 59 South, Parsons, Kansas. Two class times are available. One class will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the same class will be offered again from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Classes are scheduled to be held in the Jerry Lilley Conference Room #2 located in Building D.

This three hour course utilizes materials from the National Restaurant Association and provides an overview of basic sanitation procedures, from receiving food at the loading dock to serving it to customers. Whether you are a food service worker at a restaurant, fast food establishment, long term care facility or some other location, you are invited to participate in one of these ServSafe Food Handler Trainings being offered by Barbara Ames, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for Wildcat Extension District.

Cost of the training is $10 per person and the registration deadline is Feb. 9. For more information or to register, call 620-331-2690 or email [email protected].

The ServSafe program is recognized by more federal, state and local jurisdictions than any other food safety training program. This program promotes food quality and helps participants understand and control foodborne illness risk factors.

The course content includes: food safety hazards; proper personal hygiene; how to provide safe food; purchasing, receiving and storage; preparing, cooking and serving; and cleaning and sanitizing.

For more information, contact Barbara Ames, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at [email protected] or 620-331-2690.