Registration is Nov. 8 for food safety training for potential on-farm food entrepreneurs who would like to make non-potentially hazardous foods in their licensed on-farm kitchens.
Dr. Sue Snider, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, will provide food safety training for potential on-farm food entrepreneurs who wish to produce non-potentially hazardous foods in their licensed on-farm kitchen. The eight-hour training will be held at the Delaware Department of Agriculture from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 11, and Nov. 18; registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 8.
Participants must complete eight hours of training and pass a written test on the materials presented in order to receive a certificate and be eligible to have their on-farm kitchen inspected and to be licensed.
As a result of training in food safety, participants will be able to:
In January 2006, Delaware’s regulations governing “On-Farm Home Processing of Non-Potentially Hazardous Foods” were adopted. Farmers who wish to process non-potentially hazardous foods in their on-farm home kitchens for sale to the public at farmers’ markets, on-farm markets, or roadside stands must abide by these regulations. These regulations established standards of practice for on-farm home food processing operations that safeguard public health and provide consumers with food that is safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented.
The regulations provide definitions, define operator qualifications, and establish operation food safety and physical facility requirements. Non-potentially hazardous foods include:
Under the regulations, potential on-farm food entrepreneurs will be required to have eight hours of food safety training and have their farm kitchens inspected.
Copies of these regulations and applications are available on the Delaware Department of Agriculture website: www.dda.delaware.gov
On-farm kitchens will be inspected by appointment.
For more information, to register for the training, or to receive a copy of the regulations, call or email Sheree Nichols at the Delaware Department of Agriculture at 800-282-8685 (DE only) or 302-698-4521, or email email@example.com.