Health Department Offers Food Service Sanitation Course
Watseka, IL – The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department is sponsoring two food service sanitation courses this summer. According to Terry Eimen, Director of Environmental Services at the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, both courses will be held at the Melvin Community Hall at 108 East Main Street in Melvin, Illinois. Eimen said the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Course is a 2 day course and will be held on Thursday May 5, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday May 6, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eimen added that the IDPH Sanitation Manager exam will be given immediately following the training on Friday. Cost for the two day course is $100 which includes the education manual, handouts, activity supplies and cost for the exam.
On Thursday, August 4, 2011, a 5 hour refresher course will be held at the Melvin location from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Eimen said attendance is all that is required in this class in order to gain recertification. Cost for the recertification refresher course is $40.
According to Eimen, all establishments in Ford and Iroquois counties that serve food are required to have at least one person certified in the Food Service Sanitation Manager Course in order to be in compliance with the food code.
Persons interested in more information regarding classes or who wish to register for a class should call 217-979-9285. Payment for classes can be made the day of the course in the form of a business or personal check, money order, cash or cashier’s check made payable to Safe and Savvy Dining.