Managers of restaurants, bed and breakfast operators, and food service supervisors in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and similar establishments will learn about all phases of food safety by attending a Food Protection Management Course, sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Llano County. The course will be offered November 16-17, 2011, at the Courthouse Annex on Highway 71 East in Llano, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Food managers who complete the course and certification program will receive in-depth training in all areas of food safety, including personal hygiene; how to use food thermometers and keep temperature logs; how to store food safely; how to prepare, serve, and hold food safely; and methods of cleaning and sanitizing.Participants must attend both days. The Serv-Safe Certified Food Manager exam will be administered at the end of the second day of instruction. The Texas Department of State Health Services requires that at least one food service manager in a retail food establishment be certified in food safety.Participants are asked to pre-register for the course. To receive a registration brochure or to learn more about the course, please contact the Llano County Extension Office at 325-247-4849.Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. If you need any special accommodations, please contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Llano County, at 325-247-4849 so that we can consider your request.