Starting in 2020, the Pennsylvania Food Code will require that the person in charge of a food service operation be a certified food protection manager and be onsite at all times during operating hours. This means that at least one employee on each shift be certified.

Penn State Extension is offering a ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course at the Penn State Scranton Campus, 120 Ridgewiew Drive, Dunmore, in Room 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 11; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 18. The certification exam will be on July 18, at 11 a.m.

These in-person trainings, taught by our certified ServSafe instructors, will help participants learn how to prevent contamination of food by properly receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling, and serving the food, as well as the proper methods for sanitizing foodservice facilities.

After completing the course and passing the multiple-choice exam, with a 75 percent or higher score, participants will receive a ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate, which is good for five years.

The course fee is $185 and includes the most recent edition of the ServSafe Manager book, exam, answer sheet and learning materials.

To register, visit extension.psu.edu/ServSafe or call 877-345-0691 or contact Nicole McGeehan at 570-421-6430 for additional details.