Are you in charge of a community event in which food is served? Does your service club, youth group, school or political organization sell food at community events, such as fairs and festivals? If so, you need to be aware of state law – the (California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law or CURFFL) governing the sanitation requirements for Temporary Food Facilities.
’s Environmental Health Division’s Consumer Protection Section will be holding a class on managing temporary food facilities, designed to help event coordinators and sellers keep food safe and comply with the law.
The next class will be held on; Wednesday May 2, 2007, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Community Development Resource Center, address is 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn. The class is free.
“Keeping food safe during outdoor events can be a challenge,” declared Richard Brown, Supervising Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Consumer Protection Team. “That’s why our Consumer Protection Team is here as a resource, to provide you with as much information and training as possible. That’s also why the state’s California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Laws set guidelines, such as provisions for washing hands and utensils.”
“Some kinds of food-selling booths bring little or no risk – such as selling canned soft drinks and commercially-packaged cookies, while booths in which volunteers actually prepare potentially hazardous foods must be much more careful since it posed more risks. Our staff will help guide you through the requirements, the associated risks and the easiest solutions for your organization.
“The Consumer Protection Team will also explain the permit application processes and other issues pertaining to each specific event.”
On July 1, 2007 Californiawill be switching from the current law (CURFFL) to a new law called the California Retail Food Code (CalCode). This class will introduce this new law and some of the impending changes.
Seating is limited so please call and make a reservation at 530-745-2300 or to receive any more information.