Food Safety for Food Service

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Safe to serve

Food safety education for cooks, chefs and managers is important to New Hampshire’s food service industry. Whether you work in a restaurant, hospital, nursing home or school, you need the latest research-based recommendations and best practices to ensure the food you serve is safe. UNH Cooperative Extension’s food safety field specialists reach more than 1,000 Granite State food workers and managers each year.



New Hampshire food pantries benefit from fresh produce that is safely grown, harvested and donated by community members
World Food Safety Day, observed on June 7, serves as a global reminder of the critical role safe food plays in our lives. Produce from home gardens ca... Learn More
SAFE for Food Pantries Class Series 2024 Learn More
Questions to ask before trying a canning recipe
The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension recommends following home canning recipes and guidelines that have been tested by scientific res... Learn More


Produce from home gardens can be a good source of fruits and vegetables for individuals who rely on food pantries as a source of food. Use this checkl... Learn More
Resources and helpful information for mushroom production. Learn More
Resources for food safety training for produce growers, including training videos, training records, employee health and hygiene SOPs and handwashing ... Learn More
In this fact sheet, Mary Saucier Choate, outlines production practices that mushroom growers can take to boost quality and shelf life that at the same... Learn More
Nutrition demonstrations and taste tests are opportunities to model and instruct people about good nutrition and food safety. Help everyone stay safe ... Learn More
A bimetallic stemmed thermometer is an important tool for keeping track of food temperatures. Learn More