Extension offers food safety workshop

Penn State Extension will offer a food safety workshop for non-profit organization on Wednesday, March 27, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Penn State Extension-Warren office in Youngsville.

The cost is $30 for a group of five members and $5 for each additional member of the organization or $15 for single registration of an organization. To register, call Penn State Extension-Warren at 563-9388.

Attend a Cooking for Crowds workshop and learn what causes foodborne illness, how to prevent foodborne illness, and how to start practicing good food safety strategies for your next food fund-raiser.

Church dinners, fire company chicken barbecues, booster club hoagie sales, organizational bake sales … nonprofit food fund-raisers are an excellent way to socialize with the community while earning money for organizational activities.

Did you know that from 1990-2000, more than 1,700 people became ill from food purchased at Pennsylvania nonprofit food-raisers?

How will your organization protect its customers from foodborne illness?

Does your organization know the food safety risks that result from cooking large volumes of food?

Does your organization know how to prevent the food safety risks that result from cooking large volumes of food?

You and your organization have so much to gain from a successful food fund-raiser. Don’t risk your customer’s health or damaging your organization’s reputation.