CLARION — The ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course, course conducted by Penn State Extension, is being held on Feb. 10 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Trinity Point Church of God, 180 West Trinity Dr. The certification exam will begin at noon on Feb. 17.

These in-person trainings, taught by 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 proper methods of 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. This certification is good for five years. The course fee of $185 covers the cost of the most recent edition of the ServSafe Manager book, exam, answer sheet and learning materials. To register, visit or call (877) 345-0691. To see more ServSafe courses offered in your area, visit

Why choose to take ServSafe through Penn State Extension? “Because Penn State Extension Educators all hold advanced degrees and have received extensive training in food safety,” Richard Kralj said. “By taking a course through Penn State Extension, you have access to our wide system of community educators and science-based educational resources.”

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