Food safety questions
If you have questions about food safety in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some reliable resources:
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Food safety training
The ServSafe® Food Safety Training Program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the restaurant industry. More than 4 million foodservice professionals have been certified through the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - Conference for Food Protection (CFP). ServSafe® training and certification is recognized by more federal, state and local jurisdications than any other food safety certification.
ServSafe® Manager Training
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 ODH Level 2 Training 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 Card from ODH.
Dates for the next Manager training will be announced when we are able to schedule trainings again. In the meantime, please call Emily at 740-622-2265 with questions or for more details.
ServSafe® Employee (Person-in-Charge) Training
Employee Training is a one-day basic food safety training which meets ODH Level 1 Training Requiremnts for food service employees as well as those opening an establishment for the first time.
The Employee 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.
The next Level 1 "Person in Charge" Food Handler Training is scheduled for Monday, July 27. Registration form.
TAP Online Training
OSU Extension has partnered with TAP Series to offer an online course which meets all ODH requirements and replaces the 15 hour (2 day) classroom study requirement. Total cost is $120. Enrollment into the online training is $73 a person and the ODH approved examination at a test center is $47 per person. Completion of the online course can be done at your own speed and at a time that works for you. Check HERE to purchase training and examination.