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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. – Registration is open!

NC Cooperative Extension – Bladen County Center will be offering the Safe Plates for Food Managers Training Program January 17-19, 2023

Safe Plates for Food Managers is a food safety training course developed by NC State University. This program prepares managers for the American National Standards Institution (ANSI) approved Food Protection Manager Certification. Passing this exam satisfies the FDA Model Food Code requirement for a Certified Food Protection Manager and is good throughout the United States for five years. Managers trained in Safe Plates for Food Managers are equipped to create a work environment that minimizes food safety risks in their restaurants, cafeterias, and grocery stores through best practices, open communication, and thoughtful practice.

The training and exam will take place at the NC Cooperative Extension Office in Bladen County, located at 450 Smith Cr. Elizabethtown, NC 28337. The registration fee is $125 and covers the cost of the course materials and exam. The registration deadline is January 6, 2023.

Please contact Krista Johnson, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at krista_johnson@ncsu.edu or 910-862-4591 for further details and the registration form.


N.C. Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership of NC State University, N.C. A&T State University, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and local governments statewide. Extension professionals in all 100 counties, and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, connect millions of North Carolinians with research-based information and technology from the universities. Educational programs specialize in agriculture, food and nutrition, 4- H youth development, community development, and the environment. Find your local center at

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