Safe Plates Food Safety Manager Certification Class January 2020

December 20, 2019

NC Cooperative Extension in Brunswick County is offering the NC Safe Plates course to promote food safety at the food service level.  Food safety is the safeguarding or protection of food from anything that could harm consumers’ health. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities, and other food-handling establishments. 

The classes will meet at the Southport/Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport NC on January 27, February 3 and February 10 from noon until 5 p.m. on each day. This three-day training is recommended for those who are new to food service or have not taken a certification exam before.  It is recommended, but not required, that participants attend all three days.  The registration fee is $150 per person. This includes all instruction, materials and the exam.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks and beverages.


NC Safe Plates is a new food safety certification course developed by North Carolina State University. Food service managers successfully completing the exam will meet the 2013 FDA Food Code requirement for an ANSI (American National Standards Institution) approved Certified Food Protection Manager.  Managers will receive a certificate to display in their operation which will verify to the local Environmental Health Department that they are in compliance. A certified person in charge (PIC) should be present at all times the establishment is in operation.

Instructor for the class will be Cheryle Jones Syracuse, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University.  Staff members from the Brunswick County Environmental Health will also be on-hand to answer questions.

Certification is provided by Prometric and is based on successful completion of the course and passing a written examination.  This test will be given on the final day of class.

For more information or to register contact Michelle Kasey at Brunswick County Center of the N. C. Cooperative Extension 910-253-2610. Checks should be made out to Brunswick County and mailed to PO Box # 109, Bolivia, and NC 28422. Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited to the first 30 registered.