NWC News Desk

ServeSafe certification workshop April 4 in Cody

Posted March 23, 2007

P O W E L L, W y o. - Wednesday, April 4, is the deadline for a ServSafe Certification for Food Handlers workshop offered Tuesday, April 24, at the Northwest College Cody Center for Training and Development.

The all-day workshop starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 5:30 p.m. Lunch is provided since training continues uninterrupted through the lunch hour.

Certified trainer Mike Callaghan said in addition to knowing about the critical importance of food safety, food managers must also know how to share food safety knowledge with every employee. His presentation is designed to cover both bases.

He'll talk about the dangers of food-borne illness, how to prevent it and the keys to food safety. Participants will see where contamination starts, the components for good personal hygiene and how every employee can be a safe food handler.

Callaghan also examines the flow of food through the operation in order to prevent cross-contamination and utilize time and temperature control effectively. Safe receiving, food storage, preparation and serving, and cooling and reheating are all addressed. He also gives practical, applicable pointers to ensure sanitary facilities and pest management.

Cost is $70 per person and includes comprehensive materials.

For more information or to register, e-mail Nancy Hyde in the NWC Cody Center or call (307) 587-3506.