Eating out has never been more popular. Almost half of the money we spend on food is spent away from home. You expect fast, friendly service. You also expect the food to be safe to eat. Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that approximately 1 in 4 Americans will get sick from eating contaminated food at home or at food service establishments. This spring, Texas AgriLife Extension San Saba County is offering training to reduce those numbers of illnesses.
The Food Manager Certification Training Program, Called “Food Safety: it’s Our Business” seeks to reduce the risk of food borne illness. By taking the course, food service managers can receive the latest information on personal hygiene, how to use thermometers, how to store food safely, how to prepare and serve food properly and how to keep the food preparation areas clean and sanitized. Participants can fulfill requirements for the food manager certification if they pass the certification exam offered at the end of the course.
The training session for San Saba County’s class is Monday May 18-19. The cost is $110.00 Call the Extension Office at 372-5416 to reserve your spot now or for more information.