UD’s Cooperative Extension offers food safety training class for entrepreneurs

The University of Delaware’s Cooperative Extension will offer food safety training for entrepreneurs on Tuesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 22, with both sessions running from 6-9 p.m. at the Kent County Cooperative Extension Office, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, Delaware.

The cost of the class is $50.

Those interested in attending must attend both sessions to meet the food safety training requirements set by the state of Delaware for those who want to take advantage of the opportunity to prepare non-hazardous foods in their own home for sale. Examples of these foods include baked goods, jams, jellies, preserves, honey and candy.

Sue Snider, professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences and a food safety and nutrition specialist in extension, said that this class is necessary for anyone looking to get a food permit to produce these food products and sell them to the public.

“The Delaware Division of Public Health has passed what they call cottage food regulations and as part of that, they require at least one person, during the preparation of the food, to have gone through some type of training that requires an examination,” said Snider.

The class will be taught by Snider and Kathleen Splane, extension agent and family and consumer sciences program leader.

Registration is required. To register, call Jan Unflat at 302-730-4000.

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