Food service training classes offered

Staff Report

LUMBERTON — Food safety training for food service employees is available in May and June.

ServSafe food safety certification training will be held May 30, June 6, and June 13 and 14, from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m. each day at the O. P. Owens Agriculture Center, 455 Caton Road, Lumberton, according to Janice Fields, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent with Cooperative Extension.

A review session will be offered June 20 from 4:45 to 7:45 p.m. The two-hour exam will be given Wednesday, June 21, from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m. with a review prior to the tw0-hour exam.

The registration fee of $125 is payable by check or money order only and must be made payable to Robeson County Cooperative Extension. The fee may be mailed to Robeson County Cooperative Extension at P. O. Box 2280, Lumberton, N.C., 28359 or delivered to Denese Prevatte at the Extension Center, located at 455 Caton Road, Lumberton. The fee covers all materials needed to prepare for the exam, which includes the ServSafe Manager textbook, exam answer sheet, handouts, and light refreshments.

The enrollment form can be downloaded from the Cooperative Extension website and found under downloadable forms at the bottom of the Food Safety and Processing page or received by email. It must be returned with the registration fee by May 23, which is the last day to register and pick up a textbook. There are no refunds, but substitutions may be made by the registrant in advance of the first day of class.

If anyone has participated in this training offered by Cooperative Extension in the past and needs to retest, they can do so on June 21. The retesting fee is $50 and would need to be paid by May 23.

The next ServSafe trainings will be offered August and November of this year. For information, contact Janice Fields at 910-671-3276 or by email at

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