UM Nutrition Clinic offers ServSafe Certification Course

Seminars scheduled Nov. 30, Dec. 11 and Jan. 17

The University of Mississippi’s Nutrition Clinic will host its first public ServSafe seminar on the Oxford campus Nov. 30.   The one-day course, which provides a certification required by the state of Mississippi for food-service professionals, covers food-safety topics ranging from cleaning methods to preventing cross contamination.   “It’s required in Mississippi that one person per every eight-hour shift in a food-service establishment complete this certification,” said UM registered dietitian Janie Cole. “It’s an important class. A lot of times, people don’t know that what’s OK to do at home is not OK to do for the public. This keeps people from getting sick.”   The Nutrition Clinic, part of UM’s Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, will host ongoing ServSafe seminars. The next seminars are scheduled for Dec. 11 and Jan. 17.   The Nov. 30 ServSafe class will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lenoir Hall. A nonrefundable fee of $150 is required. For more information or to register, call 662-915-8662.