Food safety education opportunities provided by Ohio State University Extension

NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The National Restaurant Association's employee training course will be offered in Tuscarawas County on Monday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JIM's Place in New Philadelphia.

"Person In Charge Training" provides basic food safety education for food service workers (such as servers, cooks, deli workers, dishwashers, daycare workers, cafeteria and food stand workers) who do not need certification but need basic safe food handling knowledge and skills.

The "Person In Charge Training" enhances employee understanding of major food safety principles, including time and temperature abuse, cross-contamination and personal hygiene. The program includes a textbook -- developed by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation -- for participants to keep, several hands-on activities, lots of class participation, and a Certificate of Completion.

The cost is $25 per person and registrations will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 22. Contact the Tuscarawas County office of the Ohio State University Extension at (330) 339-2337 for information and to register. A flyer with registration form is also available on their Web site, http://tuscarawas.osu.edu.