ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager’s classes set

ALAMOSA— As of Jan. 1, 2019, Colorado Retail Food Establishment regulations requires “A2-102.12 (A) At least one employee that has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program."

Several programs meet this requirement including the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® certification program. Food Systems, a locally owned and operated business, offers several opportunities to achieve this certification. All participants are required to pre-register by contacting Carol at Food Systems [email protected] The course and exam will be held at the SLV Health Education and Conference Center, 1919 Main St., Alamosa.

On Saturday, Sept. 21st, a full day ServSafe® course  and proctored exam will be offered. Seats will also be available for individuals who have independently studied the seventh edition ServSafe manager’s text book or who are retaking the exam or recertifying.

Course participants will be required to study the seventh edition ServSafe text book. Information on obtaining a book is available by contacting Food Systems. Participants earn a five-year certification by successfully passing the exam with a 75 percent or higher. This interactive course includes: food borne illness risks and prevention; cross contamination; personnel management; HACCP; food preparation techniques; purchasing, receiving and storage; documentation methods; and facility maintenance.

For further information or to register, contact Carol at Food Systems [email protected]