Health Department To Sponsor 1-day ServSafe Course

Did you know that North Carolina regulations require all foodservice establishments to have a certified manager on duty at all times? Did you know that not doing so could cost a restaurant or foodservice establishment a two-point deduction on its next health inspection grade? Many are unaware of this regulation, as well as other regulations, and could benefit from specialized training. 

The Sampson County Health Department will sponsor a 1-day course on January 30, 2019, from 8am - 5:30 pm, in the Sampson County Health Department 2nd Floor Conference Room (360 County Complex Rd., Clinton, NC 28328). Environmental Health Specialists will provide 6 hours of classroom training, which will be followed by an exam. 

Some of the key concepts presented during the course include:

  • Sanitation: You will learn the dangers of foodborne illness, how to prevent it and the keys to food safety. You will learn how contamination occurs, the components of good hygiene, and how every employee can be a safe foodhandler. 
  • The Flow of Food: You will learn how to prevent cross-contamination, and how to use time and temperature control effectively. A focus will be on safe receiving, handling, preparation, serving, storing, cooling and reheating of foods. 
  • Sanitary Facilities and Pest Management: You will learn critical aspects of cleaning, sanitation and pest management. 
Upon satisfactorily completing the course, a certificate will be given and is valid for 5 years. The registration deadline is January 7, 2019. For additional information, please contact Jason Royal, REHS, at (910) 592-4675 or email at 

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