Food Safety Training
The service of safe food should be a priority at all 4-H meetings, events, and fundraisers. Any activity where food is served (potluck, concession stand, bake sale, etc.) has the risk of food borne illness. Training for 4-H adult volunteers and youth members should be conducted annually.
If your club or project is planning on conducting any activity that involves servicing or handling of food, please encourage all youth and adults involved to complete the Food Safety online training. The training covers six ares of food safety:
- The Importance of food safety
- Safe food handling process
You may complete the training in one sitting (it takes about an hour) or you can complete each area separately. You will receive a certificate of completion for completing the training. This certification is good for three (3) years.
The Colusa County Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program requires the following:
- Two (2) adults in each club are required to have food safety certification.
- One (1) of those two (2) individuals must be present to supervise the safe handling of food at any of that club’s activities and events where food is served.
For your convenience, this training is provided online. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our program and children safe. If you have any questions about food safety practices and policy please contact Aubrey Furukawa, 4-H Program Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Safety Online Training Tips
- Google Chrome or Firefox are the recommended browsers to use for this training
- You will need Adobe Flash installed on your computer to view the training
- To navigate the training site:
- Click on the yellow tabs at the top of the page to progress through the training
- Scroll through each page and click on the links (some pages have several links)
Food Safety Online Training Site
Food Safety Handouts
- Food Handling Guidelines for Bake Sales
- Food Handling Guidelines for Temporary Food Stands
- Keeping Potluck Meals Safe
- Safe Transportation of Food
- Make it Safe Keep it Safe Brochure