The “Cottage Food Bill” passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2012 allows residents to sell specific foods that have been produced in their home; sellers must be certified in safe food handling and processing. Colorado State University Extension is offering ServSafe Food Protection Managers Certification Training to meet this requirement.
ServSafe Training is scheduled June 9 in Rocky Ford and June 18 in Lamar; additional trainings are offered outside southeast Colorado on alternate dates. The eight-hour class concludes with a certification exam; participants who achieve a score of 75% or more receive a certificate valid for five years. Retail Food Service managers also benefit from this advanced food safety certification and are welcome at the trainings.
Registration for the Rocky Ford training is due by May 24 and for Lamar by June 1. The $120 fee includes the course book, exam and lunch. Each location must have a minimum of eight participants or the class will be cancelled. Registration brochure is available at your local Extension Office or at http://www.extension.colostate.edu/SEA/. Contact Extension Agents Jennifer Wells (719.254.7608) or Kaye Kasza (719.456.0764) for more information.