Penn State Extension will offer a food safety workshop for non-profit organization on March 3 from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Penn State Extension-Warren Office in Youngsville. To register, call Penn State Extension-Warren at 563-9388 or (724) 813-2191. Cost includes the "Cooking for Crowds" publication, thermometer and food safety posters.
Cooking for Crowds workshop participants 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, all nonprofit food fund-raisers are an excellent way to socialize with the community while earning money for organizational activities.
But, from 1990 to 2000, more than 1,700 people became ill from food purchased at Pennsylvania nonprofit food-raisers. How will your organization protect it's 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?