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United Tribes to host food safety workshop
24 July 2009

BISMARCK (UTN) - Registration is open for a hands-on food safety workshop, August 10-12 at United Tribes Technical College.

       The following food safety questions we be studied:

  • Why is food safety important?
  • How do I avoid the health problems caused by poor food handling?
  • Why is handwashing and personal hygiene important at work and home?
  • What is HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points)?
  • What are the food codes and how do they affect my business?
  • How can I improve cleaning and sanitation procedures to keep food safe?
  • What are the safe times and temperatures for cooking, serving and storing foods?

      The class is based on the ServSafe® Essentials, Fifth Edition. Participants receive printed resources and food safety references and UTTC’s Together, Sharing Food Safely© CD.

      The National Restaurant Association ServSafe® Exam is the last activity. Everyone passing the exam will receive the nationally recognized ServSafe® certification.

      Who should attend? Food service managers and experienced food service workers, food vendors, daycare workers, private restaurant owners, public health workers, casino managers and staff, and any one handling food that is shared with infants and young children, the elderly, chronically ill or pregnant women.

      This workshop is taught in the Land Grant, Nutrition and Foodservice department in the Skills Center. The $130 fee covers the costs for the book, ServSafe® Essentials, Fifth Edition, national exam fee and 2 lunches.

      The next available class will be October 27. It will be a one day lecture/discussion class that covers the same information at a faster pace. The fee is $120.

      For more information and the registration forms contact Pat Aune, UTTC Food Safety Educator at 701-255-3285 x 1399 or e-mail, paune@uttc.edu.