The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension will hold Spanish-language sessions of ServSafe® and Dine Safe this fall at the Kent County Cooperative Extension County office in Dover
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Food safety in a food service establishment is non-negotiable; each year, an estimated 6 to 12 million Americans contract a food-borne illness as a result of contamination by micro-organisms. These illnesses are preventable. Proper training is the key to preparing food in a safe environment.
Kathleen Splane, family and consumer science educator for Kent County Cooperative Extension teaches the ServSafe® and Dine Safe classes at the Paradee Center in Dover. Splane said, “Customers appreciate an establishment that takes pride in serving safe food. An investment in employee food safety training reassures customers that the restaurant cares about their health and wants their repeat business.”
The ServSafe® program is the premiere food safety certification offered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). The program is designed for the food-service professional.
A ServSafe® certificate from the NRAEF will be awarded to individuals who complete the course and receive a passing grade on the exam. Instructors are registered ServSafe® instructors with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The cost of $145 for the course covers the training, textbook, lunch, and certification examination from the NRAEF. A reduced course fee of $125 is available for three or more registrants from one establishment.
In addition to ServSafe®, Delaware Cooperative Extension offers Delaware Dine Safe - a three hour short course designed to focus on the basic principles of food safety and handling. Each participant receives a training guide outlining the