FCS FOOD SAFETY PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
If you are interested in learning more about these programs and activities, please contact Extension Agent, Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732 or email her at email@example.com
Consumer Food Safety
The NC Cooperative Extension in Union County has a wealth of information about consumer food safety. Please call Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732 if you have questions about food storage, canning, freezing, cooking temperatures, proper cleaning and sanitizing, or any other food safety concern.
ServSafe Manager’s Food Safety Certification
ServSafe through the NC Cooperative Extension in Union County is a 16-hour food safety certification course. The curriculum was designed by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. Participants receive a ServSafe Essentials book and a notebook of supplemental food safety fact sheets during the training.
Educational objectives include: recognizing the challenges to food safety in various settings; recognizing how food becomes contaminated; identifying factors that will prevent the growth of pathogenic microorganisms in food; understanding the significance of controlling time and temperature for safety; establishing basic standards of personal hygiene; assessing food safety hazards and setting up a HACCP program or active managerial control system; and much more. At the end of the training, participants take the standardized ServSafe exam and receive a ServSafe certificate to post in their establishments.
Usually two ServSafe training sessions are offered each year – one in April and one in October. For information about the next ServSafe class being taught by the NC Cooperative Extension in Union County, please check the “Events” listing or contact Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732.
Employee Food Safety Classes
Food safety skills are important for foodservice employees at all levels of an organization. Call Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732 if you are interested in arranging an Employee Food Safety Class. Designed for employees in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, child care facilities, school cafeterias and other food handling establishments.
Minimum time commitment: 4 hours (can be taught in two 2-hour sessions)
Minimum enrollment: 8 participants
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Union County Center
3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112