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Extension courses offered on safety offered

LITTLE FALLS — University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirements for certified food managers.

The initial food manager certification course, called ServSafe, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 30, at the Morrison County Government Center in Little Falls. A test will follow at 4:30 p.m. Participants must attend all day to be eligible to take the certification exam. This course includes information about safe food preparation, handling, sanitation and prevention of food borne illnesses. Registration is required by July 16.

Serve It Up Safely is a four-hour renewal course for certified managers. Certified food managers need four hours of continuing education credits within three years of becoming certified. University of Minnesota Extension educators and University specialists developed this renewal course that meets these criteria. The Serve It Up Safely course will also be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 30, at the Morrison County Government Center. Registration is due by July 16.

Pre-registration is required. For a registration brochure or for more information call 507-337-2819 or contact Connie Schwartau at

The Food Manager Certification Course and Serve It Up Safely renewal course are also available on-line. To get more information about all of these classes go to or contact Connie Schwartau at or 507-337-2819.

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