Food safety manager course set in Clarion

From staff reports

A ServSafe food safety manager course conducted by Penn State Extension will be held next month at Trinity Point Church of God at 180 W. Trinity Drive in Clarion.

The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Tuesday, Feb. 14. The exam will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

The trainings are conducted by certified ServSafe instructors and will help participants learn how to prevent contamination of food by properly receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling and serving the food, as well as proper methods of sanitizing food service facilities.

After completing the course and passing the multiple-choice exam with a score of 70% or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe food protection manager certificate that is good for five years.

The course fee of $165 covers the cost of the most recent edition of the ServSafe manager book, exam, answer sheet and learning materials.

Participants should register by Feb. 3 for the in-person ServSafe course and exam.

In addition, a TAP online food safety manager certification course is being offered to help food service managers, chefs, caterers, cooks, health officials and inspectors prepare to take a food protection manager exam that meets regulatory guidelines for a certified food protection manager.

The online portion can be taken anytime, but the exam is in person and proctored at a scheduled location.

To register for either of these courses or to learn more, visit