Food Safety for Volunteers

The saying “Cleanliness is next to Godliness,” couldn’t be more true than in the kitchen, especially when preparing meals. The risk of foodborne illness and cross contamination becomes even greater when cooking for large groups, such as school children and families. Please encourage your food safety workers to become certified in proper food handling, and be sure your volunteers have access to food safety information.

The USDA publishes a guide called, “Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer’s Guide to Food Safety.” The goal of this brochure is to help volunteers prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as church socials and community gatherings.  Please download a copy of this booklet in either English or Spanish:

Cooking for Groups – A Guide for Volunteers

Cooking for Groups – A Guide for Volunteers: Spanish Edition

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