Training for food safety

From hot dogs to warm cheesy nachos to frosty cold ice cream, serving snacks involves more than meets the eye. How food is stored, handled and prepared has implications for your health. Did you know the City takes an active role educating seasonal workers about food safety best practices at the Family Aquatic Center, 201 East 90th Street and Bush Lake Beach, 9140 East Bush Lake Road?

To ensure pool users and beach goers have the best possible experiences, in-house experts from Environmental Health work with Parks and Recreation to train staff in proper concession food handling.

“If there is food, the City’s Environmental Health staff is making it safe,” Recreation Supervisor David Benson said.

During a specially designed three-hour class, participants hone new skills, field questions and recognize how vital food safety is for the community. For the seasonal workers, lessons learned can last a lifetime and spark an interest in food-related careers.

For information, visit or call 952-563-8934.