Cooking for Crowds A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety covers topics such as how food becomes unsafe, preparation practices to keep food safe, and purchasing and storage of food and supplies.

Geared for volunteers, those working in food establishments will also find the information beneficial. The Pa. Department of Agriculture accepts this program for the legal operations of nonprofit organizations.

Each year people can become exposed to pathogens through food served by nonprofit organizations.

Ÿ How will your organization protect its customers from food-borne illness?

Ÿ Does your organization know the food safety risks that result from cooking large volumes of food?

Ÿ Does your organization know how to prevent the food safety risks that result from cooking large volumes of food?

Training will be offered from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Carbon County Emergency Management Building, 1264 Emergency Lane, Nesquehoning.

There is a cost for the course. Register online by visiting: http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/events [1] or contact Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St., Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA, call (570) 421-6430 or email MonroeExt@psu.edu [2] for assistance.

You can pay by credit card online or mail in a check. Registration deadline is Oct. 22.