The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) requires that every retail food service operation have at least one employee who holds a “nationally recognized food safety manager certification” such as ServSafeŽ.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) requires that every retail food service operation have at least one employee who holds a "nationally recognized food safety manager certification" such as ServSafe®.
Further, a certified person must be available during all hours of the operation (they do not need to be present, but accessible). To receive and maintain certification, all individuals are required to pass a certification exam every five years.
The ServSafe® course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is for individuals preparing for the exam. After attending the ServSafe® class(es) and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam with a score of 75 PERCENT or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe® certificate, which meets the PDA requirement for food safety certification.
Two training opportunities are being offered:
• Tuesday, Oct. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 29 8:30 a.m. to noon at Madonna Hall [behind] Our Lady Mt Carmel, 15 E Garibaldi Avenue, Nesquehoning. Registration deadline Oct. 8.
• Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m. to noon at PPL Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley. Registration deadline Nov. 1.
The cost for the course is $175 per person. To register, choose your desired location and register online by visiting: http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/events or contact Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St, Ste 201, Stroudsburg,call 570-421-6430 or e-mail MonroeExt@psu.edu for assistance. You can pay by credit card online or mail in a check.
To register, for more information, contact Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street, Honesdale, PA, 18431call 570-253-5970 ext. 4110, or e-mail WayneExt@psu.edu.