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ServSafe Food Safety Program

Filed Under: ServSafe

ServSafe is a nationally recognized food safety management curriculum and certification process recognized by the Mississippi State Department of Health as meeting the food safety criteria required of any licensed foodservice facility in Mississippi.

Target Audience(s):

Commercial (e.g., restaurants, catering, vending) and institutional (e.g., school systems, childcare programs, hospitals, long-term care facilities) food service facility staff


Participants will learn about:

  • The latest scientific information regarding the risks and potential causes of foodborne illness,
  • The significant microorganisms involved in foodborne outbreaks,
  • Potential risks caused by the personal food handler,
  • Proper cleaning and sanitizing,
  • Equipment maintenance and selection, and
  • Integrated pest management programs.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 10

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 8

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Class

Primary Contact:

Courtney Crist,

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Associate Extension Professor
Food Safety, Food Science, Food Processing, Home Food Preservation, ServSafe