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Food Safety WorksFood Safety

Food Safety Works is a safe food handler certificate training that teaches entry-level food workers how to safely handle, prepare, and store food. Taught as a 2 hour class with hands-on activities and exam, participants with a passing score receive a safe food handler certificate valid for 2 years.

Benefits for Food Service Workers:

  • Increase confidence and motivation to handle food safely, improve knowledge and awareness of ways to prevent foodborne illness.
  • Receive Food Safety Works wallet card. Valued by employers.
  • Great incentives towards job promotion.

Benefits for Your Business:

  • Take pride in being proactive in preventing foodborne illness.
  • Increase consumer confidence: show that you value safety!
  • Increase employee pride and teamwork in serving food.
  • Increase likelihood of improved inspections.

Attendees receive:

  • A Food Safety Works Manual
  • Food Safety Works Certificate of Attendance
  • Food Safety Works Wallet Card


Cottage FoodsCottage Foods

Are you interested in bringing your home-made food products to market? CSU Extension- El Paso County offers a training that will meet the food safety training requirement of the Colorado Cottage Food Law. Learn foods permissible in the Cottage Foods Act, ingredient labeling requirements, as well as basic food safety for a  home business.

Classes held in El Paso County 

April 16, 2019 (Tuesday) 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
April 24, 2019 (Wednesday) 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
May 6, 2019 (Monday) 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
May 22, 2019 (Wednesday) 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Cost $40.00 (3-year certification)

Pre-registration required. Registration closes on the day of the class at 8:00 am