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Cottage Food safety training webinar offered

Online program offered Dec. 4.

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ST. CLOUD — University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Educators, Kathy Brandt and Suzanne Driessen will present a Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training webinar Dec. 4.

Both the webinar and online course meet the Minnesota Department of Agriculture food safety training requirements to register as a Minnesota Cottage Food Producer. Once registered, individuals will be able to make and sell homemade non-potentially hazardous foods including baked goods, candy, home-canned peaches, pickles, salsa, jams, jellies and more.

The training focus is on food safety practices for all processes covered under the Minnesota Cottage Food Law (CFL) including drying, baking, confections, jams and jellies, acid and acidified fruit and vegetables, and fermentation. Participants learn how to produce, package, label, store and transport a safe food product. Many details of the CFL will be covered including who needs to register, where allowed cottage food can be sold and the maximum gross yearly sales allowed.

To register for the Dec. 4 webinar, or for the online course, visit z.umn.edu/CFPtraining.

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