New food-handling rules will affect fundraising groups that cook, sell burgers, more

New food-handling rules will affect fundraising groups that cook and sell items such as hamburgers, chili, fried fish or roasted oysters.

To reduce foodborne illnesses, the state Health Department is requiring groups to have a certified food protection manager if they are cooking animal products. For the record, beginning July 1, Little Leagues, swim teams, football boosters and other groups have two choices: Someone can take a course and become certified – at a cost of about $150 – or they can switch to selling pre-cooked meats (including hot dogs).

Read more at For The Record.

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