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This training program is designed to teach entry-level English- and Spanish-speaking workers food handling practices that will minimize the potential for foodborne illness. The program, which includes videos (English and Spanish), a guide, and 9 posters, covers important practices that workers must be aware of, for example, proper handwashing techniques, the wearing of appropriate clothing, avoiding cross-contamination and how to maintain good hygiene. The underlying goal of the training program is to inculcate a system of values and to help the food industry deliver safe food to market and to help it meet food safety regulations which require a formal educational program for all workers. These materials make up the training program:
This training program was created by the University of Delaware in cooperation with Extension Specialists at the Sea Grant colleges of Delaware and Maryland.
The theme of Safe Food Depends on You emphasizes a system of values and sharing of the learning and training process. For many workers, knowledge gained as a result of this training format can be practiced at home and with their co-workers.
You can download pdfs of the guide and the posters that accompany the training program.