Food handlers’ safety class set for Jan. 22 in Gilmer

GILMER – A Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program will be offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Jan. 22 in Gilmer.

Julie York, instructor and AgriLife Extension county coordinator/family and consumer sciences agent, Upshur County, noted the program date falls on a Sunday.

The program is required for all food service employees to help promote food safety will be from 3-5 p.m. at the Black Kettle Cafe, 300 S. Wood St.

Cost is $20, and attendees are asked to RSVP by Jan. 19. For more information and to preregister, contact York at 903-843-4019, julie.york@ag.tamu.edu.

The class includes a basic overview of food safety practices necessary to serve safe food at eating establishments. Some practices to be discussed include:

– Good personal hygiene.

– Cross-contamination.

– Time and temperature abuse.

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