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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.

 

Food Safety Manager Training

Food Safety Manager (Level 2) 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 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 Certicite from Ohio Department of Health. 

The next training in Coshocton County will be in 2022. 

Dates for other 2021 trainings throughout eastern and southeastern Ohio. 

 

Person-in-Charge Training

Person-in-charge training

ServSafe® Person-in-Charge Training is a one-day food safety training which meets Ohio Department of Health Training Requirements for Person-in-Charge food service employees.

The Person-in-Charge 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 Ohio Department of Health Person-in-Charge Certificate. 

The next Person-in-Charge training in Coshocton County will be in 2022.

 

ServSafe® 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 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. Please contact Emily Marrison marrison.12@osu.edu 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 15 hour (2 day) 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.

 

Proctoring Services

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 marrison.12@osu.edu 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