Penn State Extension sets food safety course

From staff reports

Penn State Extension will hold a ServSafe food safety manager course at the Venango County Penn State Extension office at the Venango County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4 and 11.

After completing the course and passing the multiple-choice exam with a 75 percent or higher score, participants will receive a ServSafe food protection manager certificate. This certification is good for five years.

The course is being offered in several locations throughout the year to help food establishments meet a new state law that requires food safety certification.

“These in-person trainings, taught by our certified ServSafe instructors, will help participants learn how to prevent contamination of food by properly receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling and serving the food, as well as proper methods of sanitizing food service facilities,” and Anna Schweichler, Penn State Extension food safety and quality educator.

The course fee of $185 covers the cost of the most recent edition of the ServSafe Manager book, exam, answer sheet and learning materials.

For further information about the course, call Anna Schweichler at (814) 333-7460. Registrations can be made online at or by calling (877) 345-0691.