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Master Food Safety Advisors Fill a Vital Role for Colorado

Master Food Safety Advisors, Larimer County Extension

Colorado State University Extension Offices are busy places year-round with calls concerning food preservation and home food safety.  How long can I keep leftovers?  How should I safely thaw a turkey?  How do I preserve tomatoes?  How do I adjust my canning for altitude?  The questions are varied, seasonal and endless!

So, how does the Extension Office manage to answer all these calls, conduct presentations and workshops as well as numerous other efforts to provide credible, up-to-date food safety information?  With the great work by our dedicated volunteers called, Master Food Safety Advisors, who assist Extension food safety educators.

Master Food Safety Advisors (MFSA) receive 30 hours of hands-on, research-tested food safety and preservation instruction.  After completing the training and passing a written exam, MFSA volunteers give back 30 hours of service helping others practice safe food handling and preserve food successfully at home.  Volunteers conduct demonstrations and workshops, test pressure canner gauges, staff exhibits at county fairs and farmers markets, write articles and answer phone calls and emails.

Have a food safety or food preservation question?  Interested in taking a canning workshop?  Need your dial pressure gauge tested?  Contact the CSU Extension Office in Larimer County at 498-6000.

 

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