The senior class of 18 students in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the ServSafe® examination.
The exam represents a review of food safety and sanitation practices, and an exam prep course is offered each semester for students by Roxanne Kingston, visiting professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems.
“Each food establishment is required to have at least one employee with ServSafe® certification,” said Kingston. “Passage of this exam helps to make our students more marketable to any career in the food service industry.”
Passage of the exam is a requirement for successful completion of the nutrition and food systems program, and it allows students to obtain possible entry level management positions in the food industry. Fourteen of the 18 Southern Miss students passed the exam with a grade of 90 percent or higher, which is a minimum required to be a registered proctor of the test.
For more information about the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at Southern Miss, call 601.266.5377.