NC Safe Plates
N.C. Cooperative Extension offers NC Safe Plates for all those who work in the food service industry. The course helps food establishments meet the NC requirement of having at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager, per the FDA Food Code 2013. NC Safe Plates is taught through case studies, storytelling, activities, and discussion. This class is interactive and encourages participants to engage with the material.
NC Safe Plates includes instruction on personal hygiene and employee health; purchasing and storage; eliminating cross-contamination; handling allergens; pest control and facility design; cleaning and sanitizing and correct temperatures for storing, preparing, and holding foods.
This course is designed for food employees who are seeking food protection manager certification. Certification is based on passing the ANSI-approved exam from the National Registry for Food Safety Professionals. Certification is accepted throughout the US for 5 years from date of exam, and includes a certificate to be displayed in the workplace as well as a wallet card.
*New Hanover County citizens are invited to participate in classes taught in Brunswick, Pender, or Duplin Counties.
2019 Class Dates:
|Feb 4th & 11th||9a-5p||Southport Chamber of commerce||$150||Extended class, Test on day 2|
|Mar 11th||9a-5p||Brunswick County Cooperative Extension||$125||Review Class|
|April 1st & 2nd||9a-5p||Brunswick County Cooperative Extension||$150||Extended class, Test on day 2|
|Sept 16th & 17th||9a-5p||Brunswick County Cooperative Extension||$150||Extended class, Test on day 2|
|Nov 18th||9a-5p||Brunswick County Cooperative Extension||$125||Review Class|
*Cost includes instruction, Safe Plates book & slides, 3 practice exams, and final exam
To register for any of the Duplin County classes, contact Sydney Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact Morgan McKnight, email@example.com.
**Test-Only options are available on the exam dates listed above. For Pender and Duplin County exam dates, cost is $50. For Brunswick County exam dates, cost is $40 for returning students or $80 for new students.
Check the Upcoming Events on the Safe Plates website (https://foodsafety.ces.ncsu.edu/events/) for upcoming Safe Plates classes in other counties.