Volunteers who help prepare and serve food for their nonprofit organization are encouraged to attend a webinar on food safety offered by Penn State Extension. The webinar is offered on Mon., Jan. 25, 2021 (6:00 PM- 9:00 PM ET). The registration deadline is Jan. 21, 2021.

“Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling” webinar helps non-profit organizations and their volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and the important food safety practices that need to be implemented to ensure a safe event.

Participants will learn the causes of foodborne illness as well as safe food handling practices.

Topics include good personal hygiene for all volunteers involved in food preparation; time and temperature controls needed to keep food out of the temperature danger zone; ways to prevent cross-contamination; and cleaning and sanitizing within the operation.

The cost to attend the webinar is $5. To register, visit extension.psu.edu/cooking-for-crowds-webinar or call 877-345-0691.

Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling was developed in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and participants can receive a certificate of completion after attending the program.

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