U of I Extension Offers Food Protection Manager Course at Heartland

NORMAL – The University of Illinois extension is offering a Certified Food Safety Manager course at Heartland Community College this month.

The class will meet Monday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 19 at the Astroth Community Education Center, Room 2101. The first class will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the second class, which will include the test, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants will learn basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination and allergens, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation.

Illinois regulations require that food establishments have at least one certified food protection officer on staff. U of I Extension offers the course and exam, which are required every five years. The university uses the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals exam, which is endorsed by the American National Standards Institute.

Course participants are requested to bring photo ID on the day of the exam. There will be 30 minute lunch breaks.

The program is $125 per person, which includes the purchase of materials and the exam for the class. Those requiring materials in a language other than English should notify the course instructor, Jenna Smith, at least 10 business days prior to class at 309-663-8306 or [email protected]

To register, visit heartland.edu/ContinuingEd and search for “Professional Development”, then “prepare for a career”. To register by phone, call 309-268-8160. Space is limited.

El Paso retirement home will house a TV player

EL PASO — The El Paso Health Care Center is hosting a TV drive at its facility at 850 E. 2nd St. in El Paso.

The aim is to help residents who do not have televisions and improve their quality of life, as many of them only come with their own belongings, which generally do not include televisions.

Those considering donating are asked to bring any new or used televisions to the center.

Note that there are no set dates for the event; it is an ongoing effort.

Contact Ashley at 919-830-1198, send a Facebook message, or call the facility at 309-527-2700 if you’re interested in donating.

Visit PetersenHealthCare.net/El-Paso for more information.

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