Food Protection Management Training Course available to food service establishments

A two-day Food Protection Management training for food service managers in the Big Country area will be held October 22 and 29, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office located on the Taylor County Expo grounds in Abilene.The training will allow food establishments permitted by the Texas Department of Health to meet their certification requirements if they pass the exam. The exam being used is the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe exam. Food service establishments permitted by the Environmental Health Section of the City of Abilene are also invited to attend. The class covers 12 food safety concepts related to personal hygiene, cross contamination, time and temperature, sanitation, pest management, foodborne illness and related areas. The course is sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension in Jones, Nolan and Taylor Counties and the Environmental Section of the City of Abilene.Cost for the class is $115, which includes the course book and exam. The cost for the exam only is $65. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 1. Registration information is available by calling the Taylor County Extension Office at 325-672-6048, Haskell County Office at 940-862-2546, Jones County Office at 325-823-2432, Nolan County Office at 325-235-3184, or Runnels County Office at 325-365-2219.Educational programs of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin.