Food safety training course certifies 62

Submitted by Sarah D. Burkett

Senior Extension Agent


On Aug. 19, a six-hour Serve Safe Food Safety Training was taught at Pulaski County High School for school foodservice employees from Pulaski County School System and other interested people to obtain training and certification in safe food handling.

The instructors were Senior Extension Agent Sarah Burkett of Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Pulaski Unit, and Renee Irvine, environmental specialist with the New River Valley Health District.

The course is designed for participants to learn basic safe food handling procedures.  The purpose of this training was to ensure foods are handled safely from the time they enter the facility until they are served.

Certificates, valid for three years, were awarded to participants who successfully completed the course.  Those receiving certification from this class were:

Ruby B. Andrews, Barbara Ayers, Cindy Bailey, Alice J. Bayse, Rebecca Boothe, Alaina Casioppo, Betty C. Clark, Patricia J. Collins, Sandy Conner, Angie Dalton, Darlene Dalton, Sharon E. Dalton, Phyllis Davis, Tonya Davis, Charlotte E. East, Olivia Fizer, April Goble, Brenda J. Gravely, Janet Gregory, Shelly Hall, Bobbie Hawks, Rudy Hedge, Sandra Hodge, Bobby E. Hunter, Melissa Hylton, Chiquita Jarrells, Joyce E. Jones, Karen Jones, Lorana Jones, Tammy Kolarich, Linda Lawson, Georgia A. Martin, Jane Moore, Sue Murphy, Evelyn D. O’Dell, Connie Owens, Wanda Perkins, Jenny Price, Leslie Queen, Lora Quesenberry, Rebecca Ann Quesenberry, Tammy M. Ratcliffe, Scott Robertson-Gouge, LeAnn Rogers, Betty A. Robertson, Zula S. Saul, Cecil Sayers, Kimberly Secrest, Connie Slaughter, Sissie Slayman, Sylena M. Smith-Harless, Sheila E. Stodder, Fran Streff, Steve Taylor, Gail Tolliver, Michelle Webb, Barbra Weddle, Judith A. Williams, Ana Woodyard, Donna Worrell, Teresa Wright and Kathy D. Young.

This course will continue to be offered throughout the New River Valley District in an effort to prevent food borne illness. Don’t take a chance. To learn more about this course, contact Virginia Cooperative Extension, Pulaski, at 540-980-7761.



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