2018-08-09 / Features

Food Safety Training For Organizations

Don’t take a chance with food safety! If you are involved in preparing or serving food for your nonprofit or volunteer organization, consider attending “Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling.” A workshop sponsored by the Fulton County 4-H Professional Development Committee will be held Thursday, August 23, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 9 p. m. M at the Green Hill Sewing Club, 6485 Lincoln Hwy., Harrisonville, PA 17228.

The workshop is designed for volunteers who are responsible for preparing food for large numbers of people on occasion such as church suppers, firehall dinners, band boosters, or other types of food fundraisers. Topics discussed are how food becomes unsafe, purchasing and storage of food, keeping food safe during preparation, hot and cold holding, personal hygiene, and cleaning and sanitizing. Even if an organization has never had a problem, sign up to learn about food handling practices to protect the people you serve.

Elaine Smith, Penn State Extension educator, will be teaching the class.

Cost of the program is $50 per organization, which includes registration for 2-4 people. For each additional person there is a $5-per-person fee. Individual registration is $25. Participants receive a certificate of completion and each will receive the “Cooking for Crowds” food safety manual, thermometer and food safety posters. Registration is required and the deadline to register is August 16, 2018. To register online visit https://extension.psu.edu/cooking-for-crowds or call Extension Registration Support at 877-345-0691.

Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, contact 814-414- 0583 in advance.

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