The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.
Foodborne diseases are an important public health burden in the United States. First, we estimate that 31 of the most important known agents of foodborne disease found in foods consumed in the United States each year cause 9.4 million illnesses, 55,961 hospitalizations, and 1,351 deaths.
The ServSafe® program is a national certification program designed to teach safe handling practices to foodservice employees and others who handle and serve food to the public. The ServSafe® program in Kansas is provided by K-State Research and Extension in partnership with the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association.
Class Registration and Schedule
2021 Schedules (Due to the Covid-19 State of Kansas and Kansas State University policies, no ServSafe training will be conducted by K-State Research and Extension Agent/Instructors until further notice. )
- ServSafe® Food Handler Classes-K-State Research and Extension
- Servsafe® Manager Classes- K-State Research and Extension
To view a complete list of ServSafe training currently scheduled for 2021: Click here