Saguache News – May 22

Free Food Safety Class in Saguache on Wednesday

Attention restaurant workers and festival food vendor folks . . . did you know you need to take a food safety handling class every 2 years? Have you taken on recently? If not, you’re in luck because there is a Basic Food Safety class being held TOMORROW – Wednesday, May 23, at the Saguache County Road & Bridge meeting room. 

The course is free of charge and being provided by the San Luis Valley Health Partnership.

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 kitchen or want to, plan to attend the Food Safety Course in Saguache. Photo: Saguache Today/ Lynn Nowiskee. 

 The class time is from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Attendees may qualify for a Basic Food Safety Certificate that is valid for one year.  No RSVP is required, but it is recommended.

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!

Regional Environmental Health Program based out of the Alamosa County Public Health Department hopes to see local residents there to prepare for the 2018 spring, summer, and fall festival seasons! Call 719-587-5206 for more information.


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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