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N.C. Cooperative Extension offers NC Safe Plates for all those who work in the food service industry. The course helps food establishments meet the NC requirement of having at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager, per the FDA Food Code 2013. NC Safe Plates is taught through case studies, storytelling, activities, and discussion. This class is interactive and encourages participants to engage with the material.

NC Safe Plates includes instruction on personal hygiene and employee health; purchasing and storage; eliminating cross-contamination; handling allergens; pest control and facility design; cleaning and sanitizing and correct temperatures for storing, preparing, and holding foods.

This course is designed for food employees who are seeking food protection manager certification. Certification is based on passing the ANSI-approved exam from the National Registry for Food Safety Professionals. Certification is accepted throughout the US for 5 years from date of exam, and includes a certificate to be displayed in the workplace as well as a wallet card.


2019 Class Dates:

Date Time Location Cost Notes
Nov 18th 3:00 p.m. Brunswick County Cooperative Extension $125 REVIEW CLASS
Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb. 10 Noon-5:00 p.m. Southport/Oak Island Chamber of Commerce $150

*Cost includes instruction, Safe Plates book & slides, 3 practice exams, and final exam

Call your County Extension Office to Register

For more information in Brunswick County call (910) 253-2610