Food Safety Summit to Teach Proper Food Practices
Free event open to community members, foodservice establishments
The Northern Kentucky Health Department (NKY Health) will host a Food Safety Summit to educate foodservice workers and community members about safe food practices that reduce risk factors for food-borne illnesses. The free event will be from 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Receptions in Erlanger (1379 Donaldson Hwy). Lunch is provided.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 48 million people get sick from a food-borne illness each year. Some foods are contaminated before they reach a kitchen; others can be contaminated by food handlers.
“We all eat, so it’s important to know how to keep food safe, for customers, our families and friends and ourselves,” said Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of Health from NKY Health. “We’re excited to offer this event to our community members. We hope they come with lots of questions; our experts, in turn, will have lots of information to share.”
Break-out sessions are planned for both people who work in foodservice and the public. Sessions for community members include Food Inspection 101 and Food Safety Essentials at Home. There also will be an interactive, food-borne illness outbreak exercise. In addition, attendees will hear from the Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association.
Registration is required by Tuesday, May 29. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-food-safety-summit-registration-45975854017. For more information – including an event agenda – visit www.nkyhealth.org.
The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high quality public health services to more than 400,000 residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties, with a goal of preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting against health threats. The Health Department seeks to be a nationwide leader in public health and was one of the first in the country to earn national public health accreditation. For more information, visit www.nkyhealth.org.