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Foodservice workers in restaurants, schools, healthcare facilities and other food establishments must follow proper food safety principles when receiving, storing, preparing and serving food.
Use of a self-inspection form can help food handlers evaluate their procedures for cooking, cooling, reheating and holding foods. While workers realize that foods such as meat, poultry, fish and dairy products are potentially hazardous and have certain requirements for cooking and serving they may be unaware that fruits and vegetables must also be handled correctly.
Learn about proper care of fresh produce.
Special Facilities: Certain segments of our population such as the elderly and younger children are at higher risk for foodborne illness and extra precautions must be taken when handling food for these populations.
Many restaurants and institutions provide food safety training programs for their workers. But managers and workers that operate from temporary or seasonal facilities may be unaware of the resources available to them for learning procedures that must be followed.
To learn more check out:
- Food Safety Self-Inspection Form
- Safe Handling Practices for Fresh Produce in Food Service
- Food Safety for Child Care Facilities
- Food Safety Self-inspection Form for Child Care Facilities
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ServSafe Class Schedule for Commercial and Non-Commercial Foodservice Managers
Find the nearest ServSafe Class offerered by UNL Extension.
ServSafe is a food safety training and certification program from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
ServSafe - and Food Safety Training
- In Douglas-Sarpy Counties
- For across the state of Nebraska - Nebraska Restaurant Association lists ServSafe trainings and instructors across the state.
Nebraska State Department of Agriculture
Contains the Nebraska food code, information for food service establishments.