March 16, 2017 - 1:37pm -- meents.1

The Ohio Department of Health now requires all food service facilities licensed at a 'Risk Level 3 or higher' to have at least one staff person who has completed an ODH approved Level 2 Food Safety training. Link to Ohio Department of Health's Food Safety Ohio Certification webpage

Hancock County has a couple of options available to assist food service facilities to meet this obligation.

  • OSU Extension has partnered with TAP Series to offer an online course which meets ODH requirements. Enrollment fee is $150 per person and covers online training and the ServSafe Food Protection Manager certification exam. Exams are being scheduled on an individual basis for the online version of ServSafe Food Protection Manager's Exam.Contact Peg Meents, (419-422-3851) Program Coordinator Family and Consumer Sciences at OSU Extension Hancock, and ServSafe Registered Proctor.
  • Two-day instructional classes are available through Hancock Public Health. Heidi Phillips is the exam Proctor and Certified ServSafe Instructor for these classes and you should contact Heidi at Hancock Public Health (419-424-7870) to register. Classes are 8 am - 5:30 pm at the Hancock County BMV, 8210 CR 140, Findlay. Fee is $175 per person and includes course material and exam. Upcoming 2018 classes are in March, June, and October (Similar 2-day classes are also available from OSU Extension Wood and Lucas county offices.)

Other instructional classes are available from OSU Extension statewide