Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness.
If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager on site.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Bend County, is offering a professional food manager certification training course. This program will be offered for $125 on Monday, February 4 and Wednesday, February 6, at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Fort Bend County office at 1402 Band Road, Suite 100, Rosenberg. Participants must attend both days. Cost includes training, materials, and a national food manager certification examination. The food manager’s certification will be valid for five years.
This program is designed to not only prepare foodservice managers to pass the certification examination; it will provide valuable education regarding the safe handling of food. Almost 50 cents of every dollar Americans spend on food is spent on meals prepared away from home. Therefore, careful attention to food safety will help keep customers safe and satisfied.