Registrations still open for Food Safety Training Course

Registrations are still being accepted for the ServSafe Food Handler Food Safety Training Course to be held in three locations in western Nebraska next month.

Courses are scheduled for:

  • McCook – Tuesday, September 20 at the Community Building, Fairgrounds, West 5th & O Street, McCook, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT with registration beginning at 12:45 p.m.
  • Lexington – Wednesday, September 21, at the Dawson County Extension Office Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, 1002 Plum Creek Parkway, Lexington.  An English class is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m., and the Spanish class is from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 1:15 p.m.
  • North Platte – Thursday, September 22, at West Central Research Extension & Education Center, 402 West State Farm Road, North Platte from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m.

Registration forms are available at

The ServSafe Food Handler program is designed for kitchen employees including but not limited to cooks, dish machine operators, shipment receivers and employees who handle and prepare food in restaurants and other food service establishments.  The training provides information on food safety; personal hygiene; using thermometers; preparation, cooking, serving, receiving and storing food safely; and cleaning and sanitizing.

The training is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Register by September 7 for Lexington, North Platte and McCook sites.  For more details and registration information, contact these local Extension offices, in McCook at 308-334-5666, in Lexington at 308-324-5501, and in North Platte at 308-532-2683.

Source: Nebraska Regional News

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