Local dietary manager to conduct ServSafe course for food handlers
Published 9:00 am Friday, October 10, 2014
The number of Americans affected by food allergies is trending higher every year and studies indicate that half the fatal episodes from food allergens occur outside the home. Dining out is a serious concern for customers with food allergies, as well as their family and friends, according to the National Restaurant Association.
John Walker of Elizabethton, certified dietary manager, is on a mission to reverse that trend. He will conduct a ServSafe course for managers and food handlers at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 15.
Among topics are basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross contamination and allergens, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation. Certification and CEU credit will be provided by ServSafe and the National Restaurant Association. The cost of the course is $88, which includes textbook and certification test fee.
For additional information, contact Patricia Roark at TCAT Elizabethton, 543-0070, 1-888-986-2368 (toll free).