Food & Farm Food Safety Certification

Food & Farm Food Safety Certification

Program Overview

The Food Safety Certification Program provides basic training to farmers and food production managers on how to prevent, minimize, and reduce the risks of food product contamination during farming, purchasing, receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, reheating, and serving. Federal guidelines for the food production facilities are covered for participants to learn the importance of food safety from farm to table.  

The course introduces biological, chemical, and physical hazards and explains federal guidelines to clean and sanitize food areas, contact surfaces, utensils, and farm facilities. Instructors will also present the route of pathogen contamination in the farm through the 4Ws: water, waste, wild and domestic animals, and worker’s health and hygiene.

What Is Food Safety?

Food safety involves the safe handling of food from the time it is grown, packaged, distributed, and prepared to prevent food-borne illnesses. Food safety is the responsibility of those who handle and prepare food commercially for delivery to consumers, and of consumers who prepare and eat food in their homes.

A food-borne illness is a disease passed on to people by food. To prevent food-borne illnesses and ensure safety, food, and farm handlers must recognize and practice food and farm safety procedures.

Levels of Certification

  • Level One: Pre-ServSafe

    The Pre-ServSafe course will prepare participants for going through the ServSafe certification program.

  • Level Two: ServSafe

    ServSafe certificates will be issued by ServSafe but the trainings will be conducted and the certificates will be presented to the participants by the SUAREC faculty

Program Topics

Food Safety

  • Overview of Food Safety and Standard Practices
  • Food Safety and Potential Hazards
  • Food Handlers
  • Safety in the Food Chain
  • Food Safety Management
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing

Farm Safety

  • Agricultural and Processing Water
  • Waste and Soil Management
  • Wild and Domestic Animals
  • Worker’s Health and Personal Hygiene
  • Sanitation during Harvesting, Storage, and Transportation
  • Auditing

Vision: “To enhance the quality of life of citizens of Louisiana by providing lifesaving services.” Mission: “Combating Food Safety issues by providing education, tools, and support.” –Food Safety Team

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