Cooperative Extension: Safe Plates Food Safety Manager Certification Class in October 2022


Cooperative Extension: Safe Plates Food Safety Manager Certification Class in October 2022

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – NC Cooperative Extension in Brunswick County is offering the Safe Plates Food Safety Manager course to promote food safety at the food service level. Food safety is the safeguarding or protection of food from anything that could harm consumers’ health. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities, and other food-handling establishments.

The classes will meet at the NC Cooperative Extension Training Center, 25 Referendum Drive, at the Government Complex in Bolivia on Monday, October 3rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, October 10th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is recommended, but not required, that participants attend both days. The registration fee is $125 per person. This includes all instruction, materials, and the exam. Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks, lunch, and beverages.

Safe Plates for Food Safety Managers is a new food safety certification course developed by North Carolina State University. Food service managers successfully completing the exam will meet the 2017 FDA Food Code requirement for an ANSI (American National Standards Institution) approved Certified Food Protection Manager. Managers will receive a certificate to display in their operation which will verify to the local Environmental Health Department that they are in compliance. A certified person in charge (PIC) should be present at all times the establishment is in

Team members from the NC Cooperative Extension Brunswick County Family and Consumer Sciences program will be the instructors for this class. A representative from the Brunswick County Environmental Health Department will also be on-hand to answer questions.

Certification is provided by The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals and is based on successful completion of the course and passing a written examination. This test will be given at 2:30 p.m. on October 10th.

For more information or to register, contact Meghan Lassiter at the Brunswick County Center of the N. C. Cooperative Extension at 910-253-2610. Checks should be made out to Brunswick County and mailed to PO Box #109, Bolivia, and NC 28422. Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited to the first 30 registered. A virtual Safe Plates training is also available. For more information, go to the Safe Plates section of the NC Cooperative Extension Brunswick County website

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State University will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Please direct accommodation requests to Meghan Lassiter, 910.253.2610. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event.



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