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Serv-Safe Class Offered

The Adams County Health Department and Parkview Regional Medical Center have once again teamed up to offer a Serv-Safe class for area restaurants and other food establishments that will meet the state requirements for persons wishing to become a certified food handler.

The two-day session will be on Tuesday, February 21 starting at 9 a.m. and Thursday, February 23 with an 8:30 beginning time. Instructors for the class will be Joe Spaulding, food inspector and training officer for the Adams County Health Department and Trisha Burgess, clinical nutrition manager for the Parkview Regional Medical Center. They both have 15 years of experience in teaching Serv-Safe classes.

The classes will be held in Decatur Room 1 of the Adams Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Avenue, Decatur. Cost is $150 per person and includes the most recent Serv-Safe text book, test exam, and meals and snacks. Test books and exams are available in English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and several other languages. Persons successfully completing the class will be certified for five years and their license is good in all 50 states.

Persons wishing to just take the certification exam on the second day at 1 p.m. may register at a cost of $50 (text book is not included).

Indiana state law requires all food service establishments to have a certified food handler on staff. Registration brochures are available at the Adams County Health Department, 313 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 314, Decatur, IN 46733 or one will be mailed by calling either 260-724-5326 or 260-701-2228. Checks for the class should be made payable to the Parkview Regional Medical Center. Friday, February 17 is the deadline for registering for the class.

For additional information about the class, persons may call 260-701-2228.