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Food safety certification classes set for July 25-26 in Artesia

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The New Mexico Restaurant Association (NMRA) and the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Food Handler Program will offer solutions for New Mexico restaurateurs to comply with the recent Food Safety Requirements enacted by the New Mexico Environment Department this month in Artesia.

Restaurant industry employees in the state will need to be in compliance with the law by March 1, 2017. The regulations require each location or permit holder to have a Certified Food Safety Manager on staff, and that each employee who comes in contact with food has a Food Handler Permit.

The Food Handler Card Class will be held from 2-5 p.m. July 25 and the ServSafe Certification Class for Managers from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. July 26 at The Wellhead Restaurant & Brewpub. Prospective participants are encouraged to enroll now, as attendees must register at least seven to 10 days in advance. Register online and view class costs at nmrestaurants.org.

The ServSafe Food Handler Program and Certified Manager Program are fully compliant with the State of New Mexico requirements. Food Handler offers both online and classroom training formats, ensuring the same food principles are delivered consistently. The NMRA’s Certified Manager Program is offered in person with a certified proctor. This program can streamline the food safety training process at the employee level, saving operators both time and money.

Food handlers affected by the law must provide a copy of their Food Handler Card to their employers, who are required to maintain files to submit during the health inspection process. The online Food Handler training and assessment is fast, affordable, and can be taken anywhere Internet access is available. Users may re-take the exam at no additional charge for up to 60 days from their first login. The classroom-style print format option accommodates groups of employees at one time. A ServSafe Food Handler Instructor guides employees through the training and administers a multiple-choice assessment.

For more information about the new regulations and documents available to help operators navigate compliant employee training solutions, visit www.nmrestaurants.org. For more information about the ServSafe Food Handler Program, visit www.FoodHandlerUSA.com.

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