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Free Food Safety & Career Development Training Online Course: ServSafe®

By Jessica Crouse, Gakwi:yo:h Farms

In response to the Coronavirus, now through May 31st, ServSafe® is offering a free ServSafe Food Handler course online. For this course: you do not need to complete the free course by the offer end date, you only need to add it to your ServSafe account by May 31st, 2020; you will have 1 year to use the course from the date it was added to your profile; once you’ve started, you will have 60 days to complete both the online course and assessment; and the certification is valid for 3 years.

The following other courses are also available for free: ServSafe Takeout and Delivery: COVID-19 Precautions, ServSuccess Training for Restaurant Workers, AHLEI Training for Hospitality Professionals.

ServSafe® has been at the forefront of food safety for 30 years. The trainings they provide cover topics such as: cooking temperatures, safe storage, and cross contamination, as well as hygiene, sanitation, and other risk mitigation activities. ServSafe Takeout and Delivery with COVID-19 Precautions Training covers: the five-step handwashing process, respiratory hygiene practices to reduce the spread of the virus, keeping guests safe through heightened cleaning and sanitizing, guidelines for single-use gloves, packaging considerations for takeout and/or curbside pickup, guest contact precautions during takeout.

This is an awesome opportunity to learn ways to further safeguard the health of our families, friends, and community!
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