Friday, September 09, 2011

Food Handler Class Offered By Clatsop County Environmental Health

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011


Whether you are an employee in a restaurant or someone who cooks for the community spaghetti feeds, oyster feeds, or pancake breakfasts, knowledge of basic food safety is critical to providing safe food and a food handler card is required for the protect and health of the people in our community.
Clatsop County Environmental Health is offering a Food Handler Class on Monday, Sept. 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. to anyone 13 or older. The class will be held at Clatsop Community College South Campus, 1475 Roosevelt in Seaside.
The local class not only provides the certified food handler card required for food service workers, but is also an opportunity to interact informally with a county Environmental Health inspector to better understand the reasons behind food safety rules. The class will cover safe food handling practices, proper cooking and temperature control that prevents the growth of bacteria, how individually we can better prevent the spread of foodborne diseases, plus ways to maintain a clean, safe food service work environment.
A fee of $10 is to be paid the night of the class. No pre- registration is required. A form of ID is required for review. For additional information call Clatsop County Public Health (503) 325-8500, or log on to the Public Health page on the Clatsop County website,

Released by:
Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622

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