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Food Safety Education

Make It Safe, Keep It Safe

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 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. This information is available as brochures.

Food Safety Brochure (English) (updated version forthcoming)
Food Safety Brochure (Spanish) (updated version forthcoming)

General food safety information provided is available by clicking: UCANR Food Safety Education 

An online resource to introduce food safety to volunteer leaders is also available. The content is based upon the UCANR curriculum Make It Safe, Keep It Safe.

The optional quiz at the end of the program will provide the 4-H staff with your score. The passing score is 80%. You may take the quiz as many times as you need. An optional evaluation is also available.

Please contact Jane Chin Young, 4-H Advisor, for additional educational resources, including on-site trainings.Thank you for your interest in food safety education!

For online resources, click on the links below:

Food Safety for Volunteers Site 

Marin County 4-H Food Safety Quiz

Food Safety Evaluation