Family and Consumer Sciences:
When families are successful communities are successful. Montezuma County Extension is working to grow it’s FCS programs. One of the services currently provided through the office is a pressure canner gauge testing.
Programs currently provided are food safely, preserver, and cottage foods trainings. We are working to create more research-based educational programs and products to help families in the community to make more informed decisions for better health, financial security, and well-being.
Pressure Canner Gauge Testing
When using a pressure canner, it is very important that the gauge is reading accurately to ensure food safety. It is recommended that lids be tested annually. We can test Presto lids only free of charge. You can call the Extension Office at 970-565-3123 to set up a time to bring in your lid with the dial gauge for testing free of charge.
ServSafe Certification Exam
Our office is available to proctor ServSafe® exams. ServSafe® is a nationally recognized comprehensive food safety training developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Food service managers and cottage foods producers need the highest level of food safety training and certification. Participants who score 75% or higher will receive a ServSafe® certificate valid for five years. On the day of the exam, examinees will need a photo ID and an order access code. Pass-fail results will be available immediately; official scores will be available within one business day. Examinees will have two hours to complete the exam (unless accommodation has been submitted for approval). For more information visit https://www.servsafe.com/ServSafe-Manager
. To schedule an exam, call our office at (970)565-3123.