Purdue Extension Marshall County will be hosting two opportunities to take the ServSafe Food Handlers class and exam, one in February and the other in March.  This training is important for Marshall County Farmers Market vendors to attend if they have not done so in the past. The certification is good for 3 years.

The ServSafe Food Handler course is for anyone who needs basic food safety and food handling training, including home-based vendors, food service workers, volunteers, or others who work with food who only need the basic training. This course is NOT intended for food service managers. To obtain your food service manager certification, you must take the ServSafe Food Protection Manager course and exam. ServSafe Food Handler satisfies training requirements for Home Based Vendors outlined in Indiana House Bill 1149. This program focuses on key aspects including basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination and allergens, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation.

The half-day training includes a booklet and assessment. The Certificate of Achievement is valid for three years. A photo ID with a signature is required to take the assessment.  A driver’s license, state ID, student ID, military ID, employee ID, U.S. green card, or valid passport will work.

The ServSafe Food Handler training fulfills the food safety training requirements mandated for home-based vendors in the state of Indiana. After passing the assessment, your Food Handler Certificate of Achievement will be documented with the National Restaurant Association so that you have easy access at any time to look up and prove your training.

The February 28th course will be hosted at the Purdue Extension Marshall County Officer at 112 W Jefferson St. Room 304 in Plymouth from 10 AM – 3 PM ET.  Register online at:     https://cvent.me/bmDNnA

The March 12, course will be held at the Nappanee Public Library at 157 North Main Street from 12 PM to 5 PM ET.  Registration online at https://cvent.me/ZNl0Nm