Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 2:33 pm

Health Dept. to conduct food manager's certification course

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Press release submitted by RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall




The Environmental Health Division of the Henry and Stark County Health Departments announce that they will be holding a Food Manager's Certification Course that will meet on Monday, February 11th, Wednesday, February 13th and Friday, February 15th from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Through the course valuable information is given which will help food managers improve their operations. The food manager's certification course is designed to help area food service establishments in the county meet the requirements of the IDPH Food Service Sanitation Code.

The classes will be held at the Henry and Stark County Health Department, 4424 US Hwy 34, Kewanee.

The cost of the course is $100. Please note, after you take the exam and pass it, an additional $35 will be required from the State to receive your 5 year certificate.

The course, taught by Health Department personnel, is intended to help food service establishments have at least one employee who is certified in food service sanitation. Those who participate in the course receive intensive training in such areas as foodbourne disease, food protection, cleaning and sanitizing of equipment, personal hygiene, building construction, public health codes, insect and rodent control and personnel training.

Registrations are limited and those interested or for more information you should contact the Department at 852-0197 (Henry) or 852-3115 (Stark) or visit our website at www.henrystarkhealth.com or find us on Facebook at Henry and Stark County Health Departments.