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Food Safety Class

THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WILL HOST REGIONAL FOOD SAFETY HANDLING CLASSES IN MAY.  FOODBORNE ILLNESS AFFECTS MILLIONS OF AMERICANS AND CLAIMS THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS EACH YEAR. THESE CLASSES ARE DESIGNED TO TEACH KANSANS HOW TO PROPERLY STORE AND PREPARE FOOD IN ORDER TO REDUCE FOOD SAFETY RISKS.  THE CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL, FROM THE HOME COOK OR SOMEONE WHO VOLUNTEERS TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHURCH EVENTS TO FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANTS AND OTHER FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS. ATTENDEES WILL LEARN ABOUT COOKING AND COOLING FOODS, HAND WASHING AND HYGIENE.  THE 90-MINUTE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM IS FREE OF CHARGE. HOWEVER, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO ENSURE ADEQUATE ROOM IS RESERVED FOR THE GROUP.  ATTENDEES CAN CHOSE FROM ONE OF THE TWO SESSIONS OFFERED IN EACH LOCATION.  THE FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM WILL BE MONDAY MAY 7TH FROM 8:30 AND 2:30 IN THE HAYS RECREATION COMMISSION OFFICE AT 1105 CANTERBURY IN HAYS.  CONTACT THE ELLIS COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE TO RESERVE A SPOT.  THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD SAFETY AND LODGING PROGRAM PROMOTES PUBLIC SAFETY BY REGULATING LODGING FACILITIES AND THE PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND STORAGE OF FOOD PRODUCTS IN KANSAS. THE PROGRAM INSPECTS GROCERY STORES, RESTAURANTS, CONVENIENCE STORES, SCHOOLS, SENIOR MEAL SITES, LODGING FACILITIES AND MORE.