ServSafe food safety certification class available

Register by phone or online

Special to Atmore News

ServSafe, a food sanitation certification training program, will be offered in January at the Escambia County Extension Office in Brewton.
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ServSafe program provides the training resources to help keep food safety as an essential ingredient in every meal. The ServSafe® Food Safety Certification program offers the restaurant and foodservice industry an up-to-date, comprehensive food safety training and certification program. This course is a nationally recognized food sanitation certification training program developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Designed for foodservice managers, it educates participants on food hazards and appropriate food handling practices. This course is recognized by the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) and has been verified to meet CFP standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This program is accepted by local, state and federal health departments.
In 2010 all foodservice establishments were mandated by Alabama state law to have a manager on duty at all times who has completed and passed the ServSafe course. If not, 5 points will be deducted from the establishment’s overall score and after 90 days the health department can close the operation if they are not in compliance.
A ServSafe class is being offered on January 25 and 26 at the Escambia County Extension Office, 175 Ag Science Drive in Brewton. The class will begin at 10 a.m. each day.
Anyone interested may contact Bridgette Brannon, Regional Extension Agent, at: 334-714-1248 or call the Covington County Extension Office at 334-222-1125.
If you have access to register online you can go to The cost of the training is $140. For recertification, the cost is $80.
You can also pay by check or money order. If you pay by check or money order, please make check payable to ACES and send to: ACES, Attention: Bridgette Brannon, P.O. Box 519, Andalusia, AL 36420.
Cost includes all materials and test for certification.