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Food Safety Classes

2017 Class Schedule:

Basics Class:
Please register 5 days prior to the class date.

June 7, 2017
September 6, 2017
December 6, 2017

ServSafe Course (4-day course):

August 10, 15, 24, and 31 (Thurs & Tues) - register by July 24, 2017
October 6, 13, 20, and 27 (Fridays)register by September 15, 2017

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About  Our Classes

Basics Food Class:

The Union County Health Department provides one-day food safety classes for food service workers with little or no food service experience. The classes are held four times a year from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Union County Services Building, 940 London Ave, Marysville.

Classes cost $10 per person. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (937) 642-2053 or printing and returning the registration form.
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If your company would like to hold an on-site Basics Course, contact the Union County Health Department to make arrangements.  A 5 person minimum is required.

ServSafe Class:

Four-day "Certification in Food Protection" (ServSafe) courses are also available to food service managers are also available on a semi-annual basis. Class fee is $150 per person which includes the textbook and handouts. Classes are offered several times throughout the year. Check the schedule posted at the top of the page for the next available class. Call (937) 642-2053 for more information.

New food code rules require that one management personel per operation be certified in Level Two Training.  ServSafe is a Level Two training.  This applies only to Risk Level 3 and 4 operations.

If you took the online ServSafe course and need a proctor for your exam, contact Melissa Henry at the Union County Health Department.

Level One Training (Person in Charge):

This training is required for all new food service managers, effective March 1, 2010.
Ohio Food Handlers is a $15 online course that meets the Level One Training requirement.  A copy of the certificate should be provided to the Health Department for verification of training.
A classroom or online course of ServSafe also meet the requirements. Click here to access ServSafe and/or the Ohio Food Handlers website.
If you choose to take an online ServSafe course, you will need a proctor for the test.  UCHD offers this service for $25.  Please contact us to make arrangements.

If a classroom based training is preferred, the food safety basics course offered by the Union County Health Department meets the Level One Training requirement. 

Level Two Training (One Person per Operation):

Starting March 1, 2017, Foods Service Operations and Retail Food Establishments with risk level 3 or 4 licenses are required to have one person per facility to be certified in Level Two Food Safety.  The person should be someone with supervisor responsibility and food handling.  ServSafe classes (classroom or online) meet this requirement.