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Food safety training classes offered

Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Grundy County Health Department will be offering the Food Service Sanitation Manager’s Certification course Oct. 22 to 24.

This 15-hour certification course is taught to prepare students for the Illinois Certification exam, which is offered at the completion of the class for $115. This course is taught by health department inspection staff members who understand the rules and importance of the material taught in this class to help you prepare for the state exam.

Additionally, the Grundy County Health Department will be offering the refresher course on Oct. 21. This refresher course is one of the last classes being offered under the old five-hour class format.

If you are a certified food service manager with a certification scheduled to expire prior to April, you may want to consider enrolling in this class to fulfill your recertification requirement before you are required to renew your certification under the new format. This class is being offered for $60.

“These classes are intended to be informative, but we try and present the material in ways that will help students retain what they learn,” program coordinator Cara Anderson said. “The goal is for those attending these classes to take what they learn back to their facility and share their knowledge with those they work with or supervise.” 

By sharing what is learned in the class with co-workers, it is hoped that the general level of food safety and sanitation will improve for everyone’s benefit.     

To sign up for either class, go to the health department website at and print out the flier listed in the classes offered section under the Environmental Health section of the website. If you have questions, please feel free to call 815 941-3115 to have your questions answered.

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