June 02, 2020
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UMaine Cooperative Extension to hold food safety training for volunteer cooks

Community Author: Marvin Tala
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Marvin Tala | BDN
Marvin Tala | BDN

FALMOUTH —University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer food safety training for volunteer cooks in multiple locations throughout the Fall. “Cooking for Crowds” offers up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods safely for large group functions such as soup kitchens, church suppers, food pantries and community fundraisers. Participants receive “Cooking for Crowds,” a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks; certificate of attendance; posters; and an instant read thermometer. This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.

The $15 fee per person includes all materials. Register and find more details online. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine).

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.