Clemson Extension offers food safety and sanitation training

Food safety and sanitation is a top priority for restaurants, hospitals and anyone in the food service industry. Clemson Extension is helping protect South Carolinians from food-borne diseases by offering the ServSafe training for food service personnel.

The ServSafe program includes training on challenges to food safety, developing a food safety system, and maintaining sanitary facilities and equipment, as well as a national certification exam. It was developed by the National Restaurant Association and is delivered to South Carolina food service workers by certified Clemson Extension personnel.

These programs have trained more than 6,000 food-service employees in the state since 1997. Materials are available in both English and Spanish; training is conducted on-site and through videoconferences.

For more information, contact Libby Hoyle, program director, at