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Serve It Safely: Food Handlers Course

ladies serving cake at a bazaar

Selling and serving food remains a popular fundraising activity for many community groups. If you belong to a service club, church group, youth group, special interest club, or any non-profit organization, chances are good that you sell food. Any time your group sells food, it is essential to ensure that food safety practices are consistent and meet local and state regulations, create a food safety culture, and, more importantly, reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

University of Illinois Extension is offering the Serve It Safely, a non-restaurant food handles course, to assist you and your organization in learning about these food safety practices. The class is for volunteer group members and will focus on safe food handling practices, preparing, storing, and serving food for public consumption.

Serve It Safely will be held in March, April and May in Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties. To register, call U of I Extension at (815) 235-4125 or online at Space is limited, so register today!

Please contact U of I Extension at (815) 235-4125 if you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this program. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

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Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.