Food service sanitation training, exam Nov. 14 & 16

 CLINTON — The DeWitt County University of Illinois Extension office is offering the state mandated Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification course and test. 

Under the Food Service Sanitation Code, the Illinois Department of Public Health requires all food establishments be supervised by a certified Food Service Sanitation Manager during hours of operation. The two-day course will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. November 14 and 16, at the DeWitt County Extension Office located at 8425 Katie Road in Clinton. Participants must attend both classes. 

The certificate exam will take place on the second day of classes. Please bring a valid photo ID to the exam. The class will be taught by Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator Caitlin Huth and provides the minimum classroom work to prepare for the National Certification Examination. 

Topics include food borne illnesses, safe food handling, cooking and storage, employee health and hygiene, facility safety and maintenance, cleaning and sanitation. Certificates need to be renewed every five years. The fee for this course is $115 and includes the textbook, class materials and exam. Classes fill quickly. Please register by October 27 online at or by calling 217-935-5764. A retest is $50 and will be scheduled if needed. 

More information about DeWitt County Extension or the Nutrition & Wellness program is available online at Find us on Facebook at UI Extension: Nutrition & Wellness: Dewitt, Macon, & Piatt Counties or on Twitter @uie_DMP. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217-935-5764.

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