ServSafe is a nationally recognized food sanitation certification training program developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). It is designed for foodservice managers and educates participants about food hazards and appropriate food handling practices. The course is recognized by the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) and has been verified to meet CFP standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This program is accepted by local, state and federal health departments. The state of Alabama Health Department currently awards extra points on foodservice health inspections to facilities having a manager on duty who is ServSafe certified if all critical standards are met.
In 2010 all foodservice establishments were required by Alabama state law to have a manager on duty who has completed and passed the ServSafe course.
The St. Clair County Extension office has scheduled a ServSafe class. It will be held on November 6 and November 13 at the St Clair County Extension Office which is located in the St. Clair County Courthouse in Pell City, basement office 04 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day (you must attend both days).
Anyone interested in taking the class to become ServSafe certified may contact Angela Treadaway, Regional Extension Agent, at 205-410-3696 or call the St Clair County Extension Office at 205-338-9416. You can also go online to register. Please visit www.aces.edu/foodsafety/. The registration form is under Food Service. You may register online and pay with a credit card which will allow you to save $5 dollars off of your registration. Registration is $125.00 and includes all materials and the test for certification.