Food Safety for Poultry & Rabbit Producers: Initial Class

Online Only

New Hampshire producers can sell poultry and rabbits (up to 20,000 poultry and 1,000 rabbits per calendar year) directly to NH restaurants without USDA inspection. For producers to legally sell their products in this way, they must complete this initial 3-session certification course with UNH Cooperative Extension and recertify after five years. Topics include:

  • Regulations
  • Facilities & Equipment
  • Health Animals
  • Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Temperature Control
  • Labeling & Recordkeeping
  •  Steps to Certification

Guest speakers include:
Ann Hamilton, Food Safety Field Specialist from UNH Extension
Royann Bossidy, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Food Protection Section
Thomas Collaro, USDA Food Safety & Inspection Services
Elaina Enzien, Former Extension Livestock Field Specialist

Registration deadline is March 31, 2023
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Cost: $25 per person with $10 for each additional person from the same farm

For questions or for persons with financial difficulties requiring special accommodations, please contact Ann Hamilton at UNH Extension, (603) 447-3834, prior to the event.

For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact Ann Hamilton at UNH Extension, (603) 447-3834, prior to the event. Given ample time, we will make any reasonable effort to make accommodations.

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer. UNH, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and New Hampshire counties cooperating. Our programs and policies are consistent with pertinent Federal and State laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

The fall class will be in-person. Details to be announced.

    • Ann Hamilton, Food Safety Field Specialist

      Cost: $25 per person, with $10 for each additional person from the same farm

      For current, enrolled UNH students interested in attending this event, please email to receive your registration code.