Keeping Food Safe Webinar

Have you ever wondered whether you can eat something that is past the package date on the food you buy? How about that slightly dented can or bruised peach? What about the food in your refrigerator or freezer?

Is this safe to eat?
Is this safe to eat?

Join us on April 28th, from 2-3:30 pm EDT for the next Community Food Rescue (CFR) food safety session, now offered as a free webinar that you can attend from the comfort of your computer. The webinar is open to all who are interested in learning about the basics of food safety, including how to tell if food is safe to eat, and proper thawing, preparation, and storage techniques.

The webinar will highlight safe food handling for CFR volunteer food runners. Community Food Rescue relies on volunteer food runners to transport food from food businesses to food assistance organizations. We seek volunteers ages 18 and older, with a good driving record, who want to help reduce hunger and prevent food from going to waste. The webinar will show you how to sign up as a CFR volunteer food runner and what you need to know to handle and transport food safely.

CFR’s food safety webinar covers food safety at home and what you need to know as a CFR food runner to transport food from food businesses to food assistance organizations.

This 1-1/2 hour webinar is intended for food assistance organizations’ staff and volunteers, CFR volunteers, and the general public concerned about food safety. The information presented follows national ServSafe practices and emphasizes how to handle and transport rescued food. We will also introduce you to a wealth of free online resources.

The webinar will feature Jenna Umbriac, Director of Nutrition Programs at Manna Food Center, Teresa Johnson, Kitchen Coordinator at Family Services, Inc. and Cheryl Kollin, Program Director for Community Food Rescue.

CFR's new Food Safety Information brochure offers concise tips on how to tell when food is safe to eat and on thawing, cooking, and storing food. Available in seven languages.
CFR’s new Food Safety Information brochure offers concise tips on how to tell when food is safe to eat. Available in seven languages.

Attendees who have taken CFR food safety workshop have found them informative and fun!  “I learned the rule of four hours,” said one attendee. “I learned about the Good Samaritan Act for donating food,” said another. A third attendee commented, “I learned how time and temperature play a key role in keeping food safe.” You will learn these concepts and much more.

Click HERE to register for this free webinar, and we will send you the link prior to April 28th. For questions, contact: Cheryl Kollin, cheryl@communityfoodrescue.org

 

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