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Penn State Extension Offers Food Safety Training for Volunteer Groups

Don’t take a chance with food safety! If you are involved in preparing or serving food for your non-profit or volunteer organization, consider attending “Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Food Safety.” The workshop is being held at the Moscow Fire Company, 117 N. Main Street, on Tuesday, May 6, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Martin Bucknavage, Penn State Extension food science specialist, is the course instructor.

The workshop is designed for volunteers who are responsible for preparing food for large numbers of people on occasion such as, church suppers, fire hall dinners, band boosters or other types of fundraisers. The following topics will be discussed: how food becomes unsafe, purchasing and storage of food, keeping food safe during preparation, hot and cold holding, personal hygiene, and cleaning and sanitizing.

The cost of the program is $40 per organization for up to 5 people. Additional people within the organization came attend for $5.  Each organization is also suggested to purchase at least one “Cooking for Crowds” food safety manual for $10.  Registration is required and the deadline is May 5.  Register online at http://www.cvent.com/events/cooking-for-crowds-a-volunteer-s-guide-to-safe-food-handling/event-summary-df47fde53e8b425bb143d43d1d154496.aspx.

For more information, contact Penn State Extension at 570-963-6842.

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