Learning safe food handling practices is one of the best skills a person can acquire. We have two opportunities for anyone interested in the ServSafe program coming up in August. Read on for more details.

An Employee ServSafe Class will be offered in Great Bend on Aug. 15. This class for food handlers will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Extension District-Great Bend office, located at 1800 12th Street. As an Extension educator, I am happy to offer this training to food handler employees. This course is based on the Sixth Edition of the ServSafe Food Handler Guide. Participants who complete the class will receive a certificate. The cost to register for the Aug. 15 class is $10 and registration can be completed on line by going to the KRHA website, www.krha.org

A ServSafe manager certification course will be held on Aug. 23 from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cottonwood Extension District-Hays Office, 601 Main Street. The ServSafe program is a national certification program designed to teach safe food handling practices to those who serve food to the public. ServSafe in Kansas is provided by K-State Research & Extension in partnership with the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association. Neeley Carlson, KRHA, will be the course instructor. The cost for the course is $113 for KRHA members or $133 for non-KRHA members and includes the ServSafe Seventh Edition textbook, national certification exam, training materials and refreshments. The course is taught in English, however exams in other languages are available. Please note language preference in registration. Pre-registration is requested in advance to allow for ordering books and materials. Mail registration and payment to KRHA or register online with a credit card at: www.krha.org . A minimum attendance is required to hold this class.

If you have any questions about either of these ServSafe workshops please contact me.

Donna Krug is the Family & Consumer Science Agent and District Director for the Cottonwood Extension District. You can reach her at (620)793-1910 or dkrug@ksu.edu