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Food protection manager training scheduled

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host a certified food protection manager workshop July 10 in Palmer and Fairbanks and at videoconference sites around the state.

The deadline to register is June 26 so participants may receive class materials and locations beforehand. Videoconference sites will include Bethel, Haines, Hoonah, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Juneau and Sitka.

Alaska regulations require food establishments to have at least one certified food protection manager on staff to ensure that the facility complies with food safety regulations.

Palmer Extension agent Julie Cascio and food research technician Kate Idzorek will teach the workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cascio will lead the training at Mat-Su College and Kate Idzorek will participate from the Tanana District Extension office in the Fairbanks Community Food Bank building.

Register online at http://bit.ly/ces-workshops-foods. The $175 fee includes the class and the certification. Topics will include preventing contamination and cross-contamination, monitoring the flow of foods, product time and temperature, ensuring employee hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing, and preventing and controlling pests.

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