FCS Students Earn ServSafe Food Handler Certficates
Students in Ronita Jacobsen’s Food, Nutrition, and Wellness class this year had the opportunity to participate in the National Restaurant Association ServSafe Food Handler course. As a certified ServSafe Instructor and Proctor, Jacobsen was able to instruct and assess students for this industry certification.
The ServSafe Food Handler course covered five sections, which included Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitation. Throughout the course students gained much knowledge regarding food safety, worked through real case scenarios, and put into practice food safety guidelines.
“In order to receive certification students needed to receive a 70% or high on the final exam. I was impressed with how serious students were throughout the course. This was evident as all students scored between a 93% and 97%,” stated Jacobsen. Students receiving the ServSafe Food Handler Certificate are Tyan Boyer, Becca Wills, Shayla Christiansen, Jade Smith, Melissa Pellatz, and Kelcee Albin.
Nationally recognized chain restaurants use the ServSafe® Food Handler Program to provide all their employees consistent food safety training. Recognizing the importance of protecting their patrons, employees, and business, many operators choose to use ServSafe to train their employees to recognize the risks of food borne illness with knowledge and training. The ServSafe Food Handler Program is developed by the National Restaurant Association, the only food safety provider that invests its proceeds back into the industry. Nationally recognized as the premier training for the restaurant and hospitality industry, the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe® Program is the trusted source for food safety training.