Latest News – January 23

Free Food Safety Class in Saguache on Friday

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Basic Food Safety class on Friday, Jan. 27 at the Saguache County Road & Bridge Building. No RSVP is required, but it is recommended. There are currently 30 people signed up. The maximum class size is about 50. The course is free of charge and being provided by the Alamosa County Public Health Department.

If you work in a kicthen or want to, plane to attend this Friday's Food Safety Course in Sguahce. Photo: Lynn Nowiskee/Saguache Today.

If you work in a kicthen or want to, plan to attend this Friday’s Food Safety Course in Saguache. Photo: Saguache Today/ Lynn Nowiskee.

The class time is from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Attendees may qualify for a Basic Food Safety Certificate that is valid for one year.

This course covers the basic requirements for persons who work in commercial food establishments. Topics include hygienic practices, sick policies, hand washing requirements, food contamination and temperatures, safe food handling practices to prevent cross contamination, the danger zone, cooking temperatures, thawing procedures, rapid cooling and reheating and toxic chemical use and storage.

This course is for all of you who prepare foods for the public, whether as a commercial food provider or an individual preparing foods for festivals, events, or other public functions. Come learn the do’s and don’ts of food preparation and serving. This course is also good for those who attend various events to shop. Having this basic knowledge will help you decide who you should buy food from and who you shouldn’t!

If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to ensure your space, at info@saguachchamber.org or call 719-322-7298 and leave your name and the number of people who will attend. The chamber hopes to see local residents there to prepare for the 2017 spring, summer, and fall festival seasons!

Food vendors for local summer and fall festivals can take advantage of the upcoming FREE food safety class Photo: Saguache Today

Food vendors for local summer and fall festivals can take advantage of the upcoming FREE Food Safety Class Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell.

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