UD Cooperative Extension teaching food safety for entrepreneurs June 20, 22 – CapeGazette.com

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension will offer a Food Safety Training for Entrepreneurs class from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 22, at the Kent County Cooperative Extension Office, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover. The cost of the class is $50.

Those interested in attending must attend both sessions to meet the food safety training requirements set by the State of Delaware for those who want to take advantage of the opportunity to prepare non-hazardous foods in their own home for sale. Examples of these foods include baked goods, jams, jellies, preserves, honey, and candy.

Sue Snider, professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences and a food safety and nutrition specialist in Extension, said this class is necessary for anyone looking to get a food permit to produce these food products and sell them to the public.

“The Delaware Department of Public Health has passed what they call cottage food regulations, and as part of that, they require at least one person, during the preparation of the food, to have gone through some type of training that requires an examination,” said Snider.

The class will be taught by Snider and Kathleen Splane, extension agent and family and consumer sciences program leader.

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture are cooperating to offer the class. Discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law is prohibited.

Registration is required; call Jan Unflat at 302-730-4000.



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