Food safety training
Ohio State Univeristy Extension offers three different food safety trainings - manager, person in charge, and food handler.
Food Safety Manager Training
June 2023 classes canceled due to low enrollment
ServSafe® Manager Training has become the industry standard in food-safety training and is accepted in almost all U.S. jurisdictions that require employee certification. Manager Training meets Ohio Department of Health Manger in Food Protection Certification requirements.
The Manager Training program provides food service managers, operators, and owners with accurate, up-to-date information on all aspects of handling food, from receiving and storing to preparing and serving.
Upon successful completion of the course and exam, participants receive a Certificate of Completion from ServSafe® and an Ohio Food Protection Certificate from Ohio Department of Health.
The next training in Coshocton County will be 2024. Please contact Emily Marrison at OSU Extension Coshocton County at 740-622-2265 or email@example.com for other training options.
Ohio State University Extension’s “Ohio Person in Charge: Know and Show” course will be offered on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the County Services Building, 724 7th Street, Coshocton, OH 43812.
The newly released training meets Ohio Department of Health Person-In-Charge (PIC) Certification in Food Protection requirements by providing safe food handling education for food service employees as well as those opening an establishment for the first time.
This training uses a variety of engaging activities and discussion to enhance understanding of major food safety principles. Food service employees will be able to demonstrate knowledge to foodborne illness prevention by learning topics including personal hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing, cross contamination, proper cooking and holding of food, and facilities management.
Upon completion of the course, participants will receive Person in Charge Certification in Food Protection recognized by the Ohio Department of Health.
Registration can be found at https://go.osu.edu/coshoctonpic. Please contact OSU Extension at 740-622-2265 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Food Handler Training
Employee Training is a 3-hour basic food safety training. This does not meet any Ohio Department of Health Training Requirements for food service employees.
The ServSafe® Food Handler Training enhances employee understanding of major food safety principles: time and temperature abuse, cross-contamination, and personal hygiene. The program includes a National Restaurant Association Education Foundation handbook, several hands-on activities, and a Certificate of Completion.
There is no Food Handler training scheduled at this time, but these can easily be scheduled upon request. Please contact Emily Marrison email@example.com or 740-622-2265 for details.
Online Training Through TAP SERIES
OSU Extension has partnered with TAP Series to offer an online course which meets all ODH requirements and replaces the classroom study requirement. Total cost is $121. Enrollment into the online training is $73 a person and the ODH approved examination at a test center (online exam access code) is $48 per person. Completion of the online course can be done at your own speed and at a time that works for you. Register for Online Training and Exam Access Code.
Emily Marrison is a certified proctor for ServSafe® Manager Examinations. There is a $25 fee for this service when you have your own online exam access code. The fee is $50 if you need proctoring service as well as an online exam access code or certifed written exam answer sheet. Please contact Emily at 740-622-2265 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time for a proctored exam.
Food safety questions
If you have questions about food safety in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some reliable resources:
Ohio State University Extension:
Food safety expert shares how to protect yourself - Sanja Ilic, OSU Extension Food Safety State Specialist - March 30, 2020
Video Presentation from Sanja Ilic, OSU Extension Food Safety State Specialist - March 26, 2020
Chow line: Food safety and coronavirus - Sanja Ilic and Tracy Turner, OSU Extension - March 13, 2020
Other Goverment Agency Sites:
Ohio Department of Health - Food Safety Program
FDA - Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
USDA - Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Food Safety
Other University Extension Sites:
North Carolina State University Extension - COVID-19 Food Safety Resources
Kansas State Research and Extension - Food Safety and COVID-19