ServSafe Certification Course and recertification in Mobridge April 29

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS – SDSU Extension hosts a ServSafe Foodservice Manager Sanitation Certification Course and Recertification Course April 29, 2013 in Mobridge at the Wrangler Inn, 820 W. Grand Crossing. Registration starts at 8 a.m. The course starts at 8:30 a.m. CST. Those receiving ServSafe Certification will test at 5 p.m.

“South Dakota food service establishments are required to have at least one person on staff that has passed an approved 8-hour food service manager sanitation training and certification program. ServSafe is an approved course,” said Joan Hegerfeld-Baker, Extension Food Safety Specialist, Certified ServSafe Instructor.

She adds that every five years this certification needs to be renewed. By attending the course only, and not taking the exam, attendees will meet the South Dakota Department of Health Standards.

Hegerfeld-Baker encourages anyone connected with food and the public to attend, including; all Food Service Managers Catering Directors, School Food Service, Dietary Managers, Kitchen Managers, Food and Beverage Directors, Temporary Food Stand Managers, Commodity Groups, Food Safety Educators, Food Service Employees and Volunteer Cooks.

Those who desire to maintain a ServSafe Certification must successfully complete the exam.

The training session cost is $60. Class size is limited and registration for the event is required. Attendees are required to bring a photo ID, and encouraged to bring note taking materials.

The training book for this course is ServSafe Essentials, 6th Edition. It can be purchased through the South Dakota State University Bookstore for $82. To order online visit, click on “General Books” or by phone, 800-985-8771.

To learn more and receive registration information, contact Debbie Bortnem: or 605-688-6191.