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Bryan Mader DrPH, MPH, CHESAssistant Professor- HealthPhone: (501) 671-2104Email: email@example.com
Office:University of Arkansas SystemDivision of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service2301 S. University AvenueLittle Rock, AR 72204
Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages
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. Reducing foodborne illness by just 10% would keep 5 million Americans from
getting sick each year. Preventing a single fatal case of E. coli O157 infection would
save an estimated $7 million. Foodborne diseases are an important public health burden
in the United States.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Extension Service has ServSafe certified county educators in Family and Consumer Sciences trained to deliver ServSafe ® workshops in various
locations throughout the state. County Educators provide training and proctor the
exam for food service employees requiring food handler certification.
See Training Schedule
ServSafe ® training and certification sets the standard in food safety with the most
up-to-date and relevant information. It brings together the current best practices
to meet the industry's changing needs.
Annually, The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension
Service partners with the Arkansas Restaurant Association to train hundreds of food
service employees for certification or recertification. ServSafe ® is a component
of the Food Safety initiative within the Cooperative Extension Service Family and
Consumer Sciences Department.