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Safe food handler certification classes available

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 9:07 am

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 adopted in October 2011, 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 our office has received regarding Baked Good requirements.

The schedule of classes for 2014 has just been released. The dates are: Wednesday, Jan. 29, Tuesday, Feb. 25, Thursday, March 20 and Monday, April 7.

All classes will be held at the Health Department, located at #5 Health Department Drive in Troy. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and class will commence promptly at 6:15 p.m. All students will 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 additional information, please call the Environmental Office at 636- 528-6117 ext. 201.

For restaurant employees, there are separate classes required. Managers should go to and other staff should go to or These certificates need to be available for the inspector to review during an inspection.