4-H Food Safety and Quality Assurance

The 4-H Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) program will again be in place for the current 4-H year.   FSQA stands for Food Safety Quality Assurance.  This program helps 4-H producers understand their role in producing food, and help them make wise, ethical decisions related to food production. If you exhibit the following livestock are required to be FSQA certified: Beef, Bucket Bottle, Dairy, Goat, Swine, Sheep, Rabbit (if it is not a pet project), and Poultry.  You MUST become FSQA certified to sell your animal, exhibit your animals at the County Fair, exhibit your animals at the Iowa State Fair.

  

-Youth in Grades 4-6

o   Must re-certify annually by attending a youth FSQA training program. 

-Youth in Grades 7-9

o   Annually  attend a youth FSQA training program

o   Take the FSQA test at the extension office. 

§  This allows for youth to be certified for three years or until you reach the next age bracket.

-Youth in Grades 10-12

o   Annually  attend a youth FSQA training program

o   Take the FSQA test at the extension office.  (Exhibitor must have turned 15 before Janurary 1 to be eligble to test)

o   This allows for youth to be certified for three years or until youth graduates

FSQA Testing Information

Tests will be graded by Extension Staff.  Youth must receive a 70 % to pass and there is NO time limit.  If youth does not reach the 70 %, they have the option to take the test again immediately, or go home, study and come back again to re test after that day.  Youth can take up to 3 tests in one day and can take the test as many times necessary to pass.

 Youth who would like to take the FSQA test please set up an appointment during office hours at the Clinton County Extension Office.

FSQA Manual

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