NC Safe Plates
NC 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.
*New Hanover County citizens are invited to participate in classes taught in Brunswick, Pender, or Duplin Counties.
2018 Class Dates:
|Class Date||Class Time||Exam Date||Exam Time||Location||Cost*|
|Jan 8 & 9||9a-4:30p||Jan 10||12:30p||Duplin County Cooperative Extension||$125|
|Jan 29, Feb 5 & 12||12p-4:30p||Feb 12||3:00p||Southport Chamber of Commerce||$150|
|Mar 12||9a-5p||Mar 12||3:00p||Brunswick County Cooperative Extension||$125|
|Mar 13 & 14||9a-4:30p||Mar 15||12:30p||Surf City Community Center||$125|
|Mar 19 & 20||9a-4:30p||Mar 21||2:00p||Brunswick County Cooperative Extension||$150|
|Apr 9||9a-5p||Apr 9||3:00p||Surf City Community Center||$110|
|Apr 23 & 24||9a-5p||Apr 25||12:30p||Duplin County Cooperative Extension||$125|
|Apr 30||9a-5p||Apr 30||3:00p||Brunswick County Cooperative Extension||$125|
|Sep 10 & 11||9a-4:30p||Sep 12||3:00p||Brunswick County Cooperative Extension||$150|
|Sep 17 & 18||9a-4:30p||Sep 19||12:30p||Pender County Cooperative Extension||$125|
|Oct 8 & 9||9a-4:30p||Oct 10||12:30p||Duplin County Cooperative Extension||$125|
|Nov 5||9a-5p||Nov 5||3:00p||Pender County Cooperative Extension||$110|
|Nov 12||9a-5p||Nov 12||3:00p||Brunswick County Cooperative Extension||$125|
|Nov 14||9a-5p||Nov 14||3:00p||Duplin County Cooperative Extension||$110|
*Cost includes instruction, Safe Plates book & slides, 3 practice exams, and final exam
To register for any of the Pender or Brunswick County classes click here: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncsafeplates2018.
To register for any of the Duplin County classes, contact Sydney Johnson, email@example.com.
For more information contact Morgan McKnight, firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Test-Only options are available on the exam dates listed above. For Pender and Duplin County exam dates, cost is $50. For Brunswick County exam dates, cost is $40 for returning students or $80 for new students.
Check the Upcoming Events on the Safe Plates website (https://foodsafety.ces.ncsu.edu/events/) for upcoming Safe Plates classes in other counties.