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Food Safety Education

Food Safety Information 

Food safety is a priority for all events to maintain a healthy environment and to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.  It is important that 4-H groups prepare and serve food in compliance with state laws and local health department rules, including securing appropriate permits.  Where the risk is higher, such as events where food is served to a large number of people in the public, food safety training is essential.

The goal of food safety education is to minimize the risk of foodborne illness at 4-H events where food is prepared or served. 

Recommended Training for 4-H Volunteers

ServSafe Food Handler California Online Course & Assessment - This training is valid for three years and is a widely recognized certificate that meets California requirements.  It is also available in multiple languages.  The current training cost is $15.00 (as of Nov. 2021).