Food safety is a scientific subject describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of procedures that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards.
The program is free for the first 40 participants to register and focuses on the food safety techniques that help you, as a cook or a food handler, to prepare and serve food with safe practices in mind. The program covers the following topics:
Challenges of Cooking for Large Groups after a Disaster
Basic Food Safety
Cross-contamination and Allergens
Time and Temperature Control
Cleaning and Sanitation
The course will be taught by LSU AgCenter Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist Wenqing (Wennie) Xu, PhD. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion, and certification is good for 3 years. Preregistration is required, so please refer to the flyer on this page for more information.