Food Safety Workshop Press Release
NEWS RELEASE – FOOD SAFETY WORKSHOP
ISU Extension and Outreach and Iowa Small Business Development on Friday, April 26, 2013, starting at 8:30 am – 12 noon at the Webster County Extension & Outreach Office, 217 S. 25th Street, Suite C12 in Fort Dodge. Presenters include Dr. Angela Shaw, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Dr. Catherine Strohbehn, Adjunct Professor and Extension Specialist and Sara Kingland, Food Safety Specialist.
All have multiple years of experience and research in food safety and sanitation, food microbiology and HACCP implementation. The cost of the workshop is $10 and will be used to off-set direct expenses and to support the County Extension Families Program. For more information about the program, contact the Webster County Extension Office at 515-576-2119.
We live in a time when food hazards and risks are prevalent. Using data from outbreak-associated illnesses for 1998-2008, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System reported that 46% of the foodborne illnesses reported came from contaminated produce. We are all more aware today about food safety and foodborne illnesses than we were a decade ago.
It’s your right as a consumer to receive safe food, and if you’re a food service establishment, vendor, or home-based food entrepreneur, it’s your job to ensure that the food you serve is safe.
If you would like more information about good sanitation practices and the current rules and regulations regarding the sale of food products, you will want to attend a Food Safety Workshop held at the Webster County Extension & Outreach office. This half-day training features food safety experts from Iowa State University and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.