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2014-03-06

Extension Service offers professional food manager certification course

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Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness.
If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager on site while open to the public.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Kerr County, is offering a professional food manager certification training course. This program will be offered for $125 on March 26-27 at the Kerr County Extension Office. Cost includes training, materials, and a national food manager certification examination. The food manager's certification will be valid for five years.
Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices.
For more information about the Professional Food Manager Certification Training course of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, called "Food Safety: It's Our Business," call Angela Fiedler at 830-257-6568 or email at afiedler@ag.tamu.edu.