Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Utah Dept. of Agriculture and Food and Zion Harvest host training for farmer market vendors

Farmers market managers and food vendors, including farmers, are invited to attend a two hour meeting and training session designed to help them stay in compliance with state and local food safety regulations, better ensure safe food for their customers, and help them promote their products and services.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and Zion Harvest are hosting the meeting, which will be held twice on Thursday February 28, 2013, at the Hurricane Library, Community Room, 36 South 300 West Hurricane, Utah. The first session will run from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The evening session will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The meetings will include important information for food vendors and market managers about how to register your product, properly label it, maintain safe temperatures, and serve it safely in a market setting. There will be information about the Cottage Food license for those who run or want to start a food business from home. Along with food safety, marketing your business to ensure its success is another important topic that will be addressed. KCSG