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Extension offers food safety classes in St. Cloud



University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirements for Certified Food Managers.

The certification course, called ServSafe?, will be offered in

St. Cloud at the Midtown Office Complex from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. Participants must attend the entire session to be eligible to take the certification exam, which begins at 4:30 p.m. This seven-hour course includes information about safe food preparation, handling, sanitation and prevention of foodborne illnesses. Registration is required by Nov. 23.

Serve It Up Safelyª is a four-hour renewal course for certified food managers. Certified Food Managers need four hours of continuing education credits within three years of becoming certified. University of Minnesota Extension educators and University specialists developed this renewal course that meets these criteria. The Serve It Up Safelyª course will be held at the Midtown Office Complex from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. Registration is due by Nov. 23.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or a registration form, call (507) 337-2819 or contact Connie Schwartau at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Food Manager Certification Course and Serve It Up Safely renewal course are also available on-line. To get more information about all of these classes go to extension.umn.edu/foodsafety, or contact Connie Schwartau at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or (507) 337-2819.