Health Department hosts Food Safety Course for community
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TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Health Department recently held a Food Safety seminar event. The event had four speaker to discuss food hazards and information for restaurants, and new interested business people. Dr. Chad Anderson spoke on violations seen in Christian county and how to prevent them. Dr. Anderson also shared updates on policies in the health department for inspections coming up in the future. Fire Chief Matthew Adderman showed pictures of fires the fire department had seen in Taylorville and how they could be avoided, as well as other restaurant related fire hazards that could happen and how to prevent them. The state plumber Ray Hall talked about new laws on plumbing from 2022 that people might not know about, as well as what he looks for in a restaurant opening up. Then Lisa Peterson from the U of I Extension talked about the cottage food law and what is and isn’t include for those wanting to start a business from their home. The Health Department also had someone from FNB to talk finance for those wanting to start a new business in Christian County. They offered information on getting a loan. Finally, there were tables set up with members of the Taylorville Chamber of Commerce to talk to already existing businesses in town and how to get involved. The classes ran from class from 9-12 and another 1-4 at the U of I Extension building in Taylorville.
If anyone wants to be a partner in the future workshop for next year, or help with the event, contact Dr. Anderson at the health department. The event had 80+ people and the health department hopes to make it an annual event.