Webinars Address Food Safety for Food Entrepreneurs

September 16, 2022, 10:47 am | Shannon M. Coleman

food plant worker cleaning a stainless steel tank by auremar/stock.adobe.com.AMES, Iowa – Beginning in October, food entrepreneurs can learn about best practices related to food safety, food labeling, and cleaning and sanitation of food contact surfaces during a free webinar series.

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

Dates, times, topics

Oct. 12, 12 p.m. CDT: Food Safety Basics. Planning for food safety helps to 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: Cleaning and Sanitation Basics. Learn about the definition of cleaning and sanitization, and methods to clean and sanitize food contact surfaces from Shannon Coleman, Iowa State University, and Karen Fifield, Michigan State University.

Nov. 9, 12 p.m. CST: Food Labeling Basics. Learn about labeling your food products and FDA’s food package 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, scoleman@iastate.edu, or Karen Fifield, fifield@msu.edu.

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