St. Mary's Co. Safe Food Handling Classes Offered Virtually for 2022

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LEONARDTOWN, MD (January 14, 2022) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) will offer virtual Safe Food Handling classes on the following dates/times:

  • January 19, 2022 (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • April 13, 2022 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • July 13, 2022 (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • October 19, 2022 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
The Safe Food Handling class is designed for those preparing food at home, in restaurants, or working at special events where food is served to the public. This free introductory training covers the following topics:

  • The Health Department’s role in local food safety
  • Food-borne illness
  • Effective cleaning methods to fight bacteria
  • Preventing cross contamination
  • Safe cooking practices
  • How to safely store and serve food
To learn more about SMCHD’s Safe Food Handling classes please visit smchd.org/safe-food-handling. To register, please call the Environmental Health Division at (301) 475-4321 or email at smchd.env@maryland.gov.

“Even the most basic safe food handling practices, such as hand washing, cooking to required temperatures, and properly storing leftovers can prevent foodborne illness,” said Heather Moritz, Director of Environmental Health at SMCHD. “We hope that offering this class virtually will allow for increased access for our community members and local food service facilities.”

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TPD

the poor dad
OMG can the health department get any dumber? A virtual class on safe food handling?! Since when can a restaurant cook and serve food virtually? SMCHD needs to take their own advice - open the windows in your own building and you can safely hold a food handling class in person! Duh!
 

stgislander

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OMG can the health department get any dumber? A virtual class on safe food handling?! Since when can a restaurant cook and serve food virtually? SMCHD needs to take their own advice - open the windows in your own building and you can safely hold a food handling class in person! Duh!
I can't believe I'm taking up for the SMCHD, but there's no reason that this class can't always be held virtually. I literally "sat" through the entire 3 hour class. There is no hands on anything. I think they took one or two volunteers from the class for a hand washing exercise.
 

Bonehead

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The class has not changed one iota in thr 5 years that I have been subjected to it. Same tired stuff over and over.
 

TPD

the poor dad
I can't believe I'm taking up for the SMCHD, but there's no reason that this class can't always be held virtually. I literally "sat" through the entire 3 hour class. There is no hands on anything. I think they took one or two volunteers from the class for a hand washing exercise.
Oh I agree with you. Just trying to point out the absurdity in it all. Me personally am a hands on in person type - don’t care for anything virtual, except maybe those midget porn sites that Gilligan talks so glowingly about...
 
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