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NC Safe Plates

NC Cooperative Extension offers NC Safe Plates for all those who work in the food service industry. The course helps food establishments meet the NC requirement of having at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager, per the FDA Food Code 2013. NC Safe Plates is taught through case studies, storytelling, activities, and discussion. This class is interactive and encourages participants to engage with the material.

NC Safe Plates includes instruction on personal hygiene and employee health; purchasing and storage; eliminating cross-contamination; handling allergens; pest control and facility design; cleaning and sanitizing and correct temperatures for storing, preparing, and holding foods.

This course is designed for food employees who are seeking food protection manager certification. Certification is based on passing the ANSI-approved exam from the National Registry for Food Safety Professionals. Certification is accepted throughout the US for 5 years from date of exam, and includes a certificate to be displayed in the workplace as well as a wallet card.

*New Hanover County citizens are invited to participate in classes taught in Brunswick, Pender, or Duplin Counties.

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2018 Class Dates:

Class Date Class Time Exam Date Exam Time Location Cost*
Jan 8 & 9 9a-4:30p Jan 10 12:30p Duplin County Cooperative Extension $125
Jan 29, Feb 5 & 12 12p-4:30p Feb 12 3:00p Southport Chamber of Commerce $150
Mar 13 & 14 9a-4:30p Mar 15 12:30p Surf City Community Center $125
Mar 19 & 20 9a-4:30p Mar 21 2:00p Brunswick County Cooperative Extension $150
Apr 9 9a-5p Apr 9 3:00p Surf City Community Center $110
Apr 23 9a-5p Apr 23 3:00p Duplin County Cooperative Extension $110
Apr 30 9a-5p Apr 30 3:00p Brunswick County Cooperative Extension $125
Sep 10 & 11 9a-4:30p Sep 12 3:00p Brunswick County Cooperative Extension $150
Sep 17 & 18 9a-4:30p Sep 19 12:30p Pender County Cooperative Extension $125
Oct 8 & 9 9a-4:30p Oct 10 12:30p Duplin County Cooperative Extension $125
Nov 5 9a-5p Nov 5 3:00p Pender County Cooperative Extension $110
Nov 12 9a-5p Nov 12 3:00p Brunswick County Cooperative Extension $125
Nov 14 9a-5p Nov 14 3:00p Duplin County Cooperative Extension $110

*Cost includes instruction, Safe Plates book & slides, 3 practice exams, and final exam

To register for any of the Pender or Brunswick County classes click here:  http://go.ncsu.edu/ncsafeplates2018.

To register for any of the Duplin County classes, contact Sydney Johnson, sydney_johnson@ncsu.edu.

For more information contact Morgan McKnight, morgan_mcknight@ncsu.edu.

**Test-Only options are available on the exam dates listed above. For Pender and Duplin County exam dates, cost is $50. For Brunswick County exam dates, cost is $40 for returning students or $80 for new students.

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Check the Upcoming Events on the Safe Plates website (https://foodsafety.ces.ncsu.edu/events/) for upcoming Safe Plates classes in other counties.

Written By

Photo of Morgan McKnightMorgan McKnightExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (910) 798-7660 (Office) morgan_mcknight@ncsu.eduNew Hanover County, North Carolina
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