UMaine Extension offers ServSafe food protection course in September

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering an eight-hour ServSafe Food Protection Manager course on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course, held at the Cumberland County Extension office, 75 Clearwater Drive in Falmouth, will help prepare students for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam. The exam will immediately follow the course. 

This nationally-recognized certification is for anyone working in the food industry, including nonprofit organizations. The course covers topics such as food safety; personal hygiene; preventing cross-contamination; cleaning and sanitizing; time and temperature control; and receiving and storing food. Students will receive the ServSafe Manager book 7th Ed., diagnostic exam and practice exam approximately two weeks prior to the course. No refunds for the course will be issued. Registration closes Sept. 5.

The $140 fee covers the cost of the class, materials, and exam. Register and find more details on the program webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call the Cumberland County office at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) or email