Commercial Food Safety Training

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NMSU Cooperative Extension Service has partnered with the TAP (Training Achievement Program) Series to offer the Food Handler's Certification online and the Food Safety Manager Certification online

Food Handler’s Online Training and Exam

The Food Handler's Training Course and Exam is taken online; the self-directed course can be taken at your own speed (generally 1.5 to 2 Hours). The cost of the course and exam is $8.
Register at http://aces.nmsu.edu/foodsafetytraining/foodhandler.html

Training Topics Include:

  • The Need for Food Safety Training
  • Causes of Foodborne Illness
  • Biological Contamination
  • Foodborne Illness
  • Chemical and Physical Contamination
  • Employees Health and Hygiene
  • Purchasing and Receiving
  • Storing Foods
  • Preparing, Cooking and Serving Food
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing

Food Safety Manager Certification Online Training and Exam

The Food Safety Manager Training Course is taken online; the self-directed course can be taken at your own speed (generally 3-4 weeks). The cost of the course is $55. Register at http://aces.nmsu.edu/foodsafetytraining/foodmanager.html

The Certified Professional Food Manager Exam by Prometric can be taken at the San Juan College Testing Center at a cost of $48. To register first call Prometric at 1-800-624-2736 to make payment then schedule your test the following day by calling back or scheduling online at https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/foodsafety/Pages/testing-cpfm.aspx

Training Topics Include:

  • The Need For Food Safety Training
  • Foodborne Illness: An Overview
  • Biological, Chemical and Physical Contamination
  • Common Foodborne Illnesses and Intoxications
  • Hygiene, Health, and Food Safety
  • Purchasing and Receiving Foods
  • Storing Food and Supplies
  • Preparing and Cooking Food
  • Serving Safe Food
  • Equipment and Utensils
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Pest Control
  • Facilities
  • Management Control and HACCP Systems