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Food Defense

This course is the highest-level training course and certification designed for managers, supervisors, and leaders and a prerequisite. Topics will include: knowing the food defense role as it applies to daily activities; understand and implement the SHARE principle to operation; analyze the flow of food and how food defense is essential; and prioritize food defense activities. Food defense is critical to the safety of our world. The best way to provide food defense is to SHARE the responsibility throughout your organization. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive food defense solution that protects our global food supply from acts of intentional contamination, ultimately protecting public health, and the world’s economy. Included in this manual is a SURE® answer sheet that will be used by the participant when taking the examination to become SURE® Food Defense certified. Once they receive a passing score, the SURE® Food Defense certification is proof of demonstration of knowledge. Each successful participate will be awarded a SURE® Certificate and wallet card. 

Fee: $35 Materials Fee: $156 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-941-E | 11/07/16-11/14/16 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce a ServSafe® certification course designed to give your employees the training they need to receive or renew their ServSafe® certification. Our instructor will prepare your employees to take the ServSafe® certification exam in class, the day of instruction. Students will receive their test scores online. Students who pass with a 75% or higher can then print their certificate and ServSafe® wallet card. Students with a score below 75% can attend a makeup class free of charge and retake the exam for an exam fee of $60.


ServSafe® Certification

This course provides food service facility owners, managers, and food handlers with comprehensive knowledge of food safety agency regulations. Students learn about proper methods of food handling and preparation, the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) concept of food safety, personal hygiene, proper cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and facilities, and guidelines for working with regulatory agencies. ServSafe® certification is awarded upon completion of the course and passing a final examination with a score of 75% or better. This course meets the requirements in those jurisdictions where food manager certification is mandated. Fee includes materials, exam, and certification. The textbook for this class must be picked up before the class begins.

Fee: $199

PLC-743-K | 05/10/2016 |Classroom Instruction 9:00AM-3:00PM Testing 3:00PM-5:00 PM


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Hospitality Courses

This course will train the food service and hospitality staff on food allergens, gluten, and other food sensitivities. This is part of the AllerTrain® curriculum and topics include: how to handle/safely prepare for food allergens and gluten in food service; laws and regulations on food allergens; what to do and not to do with a food allergic guest; information on certification and continuing education credits; and next steps to being an AllerFriendly® facility.

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For more info, visit the HCC website.