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U of M Extension offers food safety classes

University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for Certified Food Managers.

The initial certification course, called ServSafe, will be offered Aug. 29 at the Travelodge and Suites in Moorhead. The class will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the test following 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 foodborne illnesses. 

Registration is required by Aug. 15.

Certification renewal for food managers will be held on Aug. 28 from 1-5 p.m. It will be held at the Travelodge and Suites.

Certified Food Managers need four hours of continuing education credits within three years of becoming certified. Registration is due by Aug. 14.

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

Classes are also available online. To get more information about all of these classes go to