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WCC to offer food handling courses on new regulations

By From staff reports
Published in News on May 13, 2013 1:46 PM

Wayne Community College has added sessions of the "ServSafe" Food Handler course to accommodate the large number of workers who still need training to comply with new regulations for restaurants and other food vendors.

The WCC Continuing Education course prepares restaurants' employees for the National Restaurant Association's Food Protection Manager Certification examination. Food protection managers will be required to be on duty in restaurants and other facilities that receive a sanitation rating when the new "food code rules" in North Carolina's Food Protection Standards take effect Jan. 1, 2014.

The course covers basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross contamination and allergies, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation in classroom sessions. They end with the final certification exam.

Joyce Hamilton-Fleming, director of WCC Continuing Education Allied Health Programs, encouraged local restaurants to send their employees though the day-and-a-half training this summer in order to guarantee that they are in compliance on time. She anticipates that the last classes before the law takes effect will fill up quickly.

Cost is $103, which includes the exam fee. The textbook, ServeSafe Manager Book sixth edition, can be purchased separately from from the college's bookstore or online at www.servsafe.com.

Courses, which began Saturday, will be held:

*8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, June 7 and 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 8 (CID 48227)

*8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 15 and 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 22 (CID 48226)

*8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, July 6 and 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 13 (CID 48229)

*8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, July 12 and 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 13 (CID 48231)

*8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2 and 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Aug. 3 (CID 48232) and

*8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 and 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Aug. 24 (CID 48233)

The second class in each course will be used for testing.

Classes will be held in either Room 205 or Room 221 of the Magnolia Building on the college's main campus.

Students may register and pay fees at the Continuing Education Division's customer service desk in the Walnut Building or by going to "Register Now" at www.waynecc.edu/ continuing-ed/.

For more information, contact Mrs. Hamilton-Fleming at 919-739-6929 or jhfleming@waynecc.edu or Terrie Wynn at 919-739-6935 or tjwynn@waynecc.edu.