Clayton County Board of Health offering food prep class for nonprofits, faith-based and community-based groups

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Board of Health has issued a call for representatives of nonprofit groups, and faith-based and community-based organizations to come together to learn food safety techniques.

Health officials will host a free food service protection program training class Nov. 4 so groups that provide food to the public can learn how to safely store and prepare that food. The class will last from 5 until 7 p.m. and will be held in the Azalea Room at the Clayton County Board of Health office, 1117 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro.

“Participants will learn basic sanitary food practices from CCBOH Environmental Health Specialists and improve food safety for their organizations by learning how to properly handle, serve and distribute food to the public,” an announcement from health officials states.

Health officials warn that they can only accept 50 participants, so anyone wishing to participate in the class is asked to call 678-610-7469 or 678-610-7470 to register. They can also sign-up by sending an email to latriciahoward@dhr.state.ga.us or gailgibson@dhr.state.ga.us.