Ohio State University Extension Family & Consumer Sciences professionals offer a variety of food safety programming throughout the state. The manner in which people handle and prepare food is a major reason why foodborne illness occurs. People must alter their food handling behavior, but they must first have the knowledge and skills that are known to protect food from contamination with pathogens before they have the capacity to change their behavior. Education provides the knowledge and skills Ohio citizens need to reduce incidence of foodborne illness and to reduce the impact on health care costs.
Healthy People-Food Safety topics vary from county to county around the state, and include programs such as:
Food Safety Training & Certification
ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety training and certification program established by the National Restaurant Association. The ServSafe® food safety training and certification program is recognized by more jurisdictions than any other food safety program. Ohio State University Extension offers ServSafe® trainings across the state that fit every organization's needs, in a variety of training methods.
Click Here for more information on the ServSafe Program; including a list of certified instructors and upcoming classes in Ohio.
Occasional Quantity Cooks
Ohio State University Extension provides training for Extension volunteers and employees who provide leadership to the preparation and/or service of food at sponsored events. For more information, please feel free to contact Belmont County's FCS Educator, Lorrissa Dunfee at (740) 695-1455.
Occasional Quantity Cooks training materials are designed to raise your awareness and increase your knowledge regarding food safety.
For more information, please feel free to contact Belmont County's FCS Educator, Lorrissa Dunfee at (740) 695-1455.