DUBOIS — Starting in 2020, the Pennsylvania Food Code will require that the person in charge of a food service operation 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 become certified.

To help food establishments meet this requirement, Penn State Extension is offering a ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course at Penn State University DuBois Campus, College Place on Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The certification exam will begin immediately following the class on Oct. 31.

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.

After completing the course and passing the multiple-choice exam with a 75 percent or higher score, participants will receive a ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate. This certification is good for five years.

The course fee of $185 covers the cost of the most recent edition of the ServSafe Manager book, exam, answer sheet and learning materials. To register, visit extension.psu.edu/servsafe or call 877-345-0691. For further information about the course contact Richard Kralj at 814-849-7361.

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