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TRH completes first food safety class

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By The Staff

Taylor Regional Hospital hosted its first ServSafe food safety class on May 2 in the hospital meeting room.

Fourteen individuals attended, representing several businesses from the community. The average class score was 84.46 percent, with the highest score being 95 percent.

In order to pass, one must achieve a score of 75 percent or greater. The class lasts about 8 hours and certification is for five years.

The ServSafe training and certification is recognized by more federal, state and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification. The ServSafe food protection manager certification is nationally recognized and accredited.

The course objectives include:

- Importance of serving safe food.

- Identify foodborne illnesses, their signs and symptoms.

- What is HACCP and how to use the system in your facility.

- How to purchase, receive and store foods safely.

- How to clean and sanitize food equipment correctly.

- Know what to do before, during and after an inspection.

The next class is scheduled for Thursday, June 19.