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Food service courses offered in Grundy County

Health department course provides state certification

The Grundy County Health Department will hold a 15-hour Food Service Sanitation Managers Certification course on Tuesday, Oct. 23, Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25.

The class will cover quick cooling techniques, thermometer calibration, proper hand washing, cooking temperatures, proper refrigeration storage, the study of bacterias and viruses that cause foodborne illnesses, proper sanitization and much more. 

At the end of the course, the Illinois State Food Managers test will be given. 

Additionally, for anyone whose certification will expire soon and still needs the refresher course, the Grundy County Health Department will offer a five-hour refresher course on Monday, Oct. 22.

Please be aware that if your certificate has already expired, the Illinois Department of Public Health requires that you take the full class again. 

The cost of the three-day Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification course is $115 and the participant must attend all three days. The cost of the refresher course is $60.

To register for either of these classes, call (815) 941-3115 for a registration form, or you may download the form on the Grundy County Health Department website grundyhealth.com.

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