Recommendations and guidelines for temporary food service establishments are constantly being evaluated. What better way to keep up to date, then to attend a Certified Food Handlers Class at the Lincoln County Health Department? It is a requirement under the Lincoln County food ordinance, for a certified food handler to be present when food is prepared and/or served to the public. This course will focus on proper food preparation, personal hygiene, sanitation procedures, and permit requirements, as well as answers to recent questions the office has received regarding Baked Good requirements.
The schedule for 2014 has been released. The dates are: Wednesday, Jan. 29, Tuesday, Feb. 25, Thursday, March 20, and Monday, April 7. All classes at the Health Department, located at #5 Health Department Drive in Troy. Registration at 6 p.m. and class will commence promptly at 6:15 p.m. All students receive a packet of information and some items required for safe food preparation. Seats are reserved by advance payment only. To reserve a seat, or for information, please call (636) 528-6117 ext. 201.
If you are a restaurant employee, there are separate classes required. Managers should go to www.servsafe.com/purchase and other staff should go to www.statefoodsafety.com or www.servsafehandling.com. These certificates need to be available for the inspector to review.