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Safe Plates

N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Retail Food Safety Manager Certification Program

  • To view upcoming classes across North Carolina, click here.
  • Next class being hosted in January in Smithfield, NC (more details at bottom of page)

What is Safe Plates?

Safe Plates is a Food Protection Manager Certification Course. N.C. Cooperative Extension Agents offer NC Safe Plates at local County Extension Centers preparing managers for American National Standards Institution approved Food Protection Manager Certification.

Does Safe Plates give me the credentials needed to pass inspection?

Managers successfully completing the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certify Exam meet the 2017 FDA Food Code requirement  for a Certified Food Protection Manager.

Managers trained in NC Safe Plates create a work environment that minimizes food safety risks in their restaurants, cafeterias, and grocery stores through best practices, open communication, and thoughtful practice.

When & Where?
Safe Plates will be offered at the Johnston Ag Center (2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield, NC) on the following dates:

  • January 22nd, 9a-4p (Day 1)
  • January 23rd, 9a-4p (Day 2)
  • January 24th, 9a-12p (Exam Day)

Register here! Deadline is January 4th, 2019 by 5p. Deadline CAN NOT be extended.