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Food Safety Webinars for Food Entrepreneurs


AMES, Iowa – Food entrepreneurs can learn about best practices related to food safety, food labeling, and cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces during a series of free webinars this autumn.

The series features extension food safety specialists from several land-grant universities and is made possible by a food safety awareness grant supported by the USDA and the North Central Region Food Safety Extension Network. Register online to participate in one, two or three webinars.

Dates, times, subjects

Oct. 12, 12 p.m. CDT: Food Safety Basics. Food safety planning helps ensure the safety of your food products. Emily Marrison, Ohio State University, Betty Feng, Purdue University, and Morrine Omolo, University of Minnesota, will discuss how to protect your consumers and your business.

Oct. 26, 12 p.m. CDT: The Basics of Cleaning and Sanitizing. Learn the definition of cleaning and sanitizing, and methods for cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces from Shannon Coleman, Iowa State University, and Karen Fifield, Michigan State University.

Nov. 9, 12 p.m. CST: Basics of food labeling. Learn about labeling your food products and FDA food packaging labeling requirements, including nutrition, ingredients, allergens and more from Julie Garden-Robinson, North Dakota State University , and Karen Blakeslee, Kansas State University.

For more information about the webinar series, contact Shannon Coleman, [email protected], or Karen Fifield, [email protected]

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