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.

Certified Food Protection Manager Training

Upcoming Food Safety Workshops

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Food Protection Rules


UNH Extension strongly recommends not to bake and can cakes and breads in canning jars
Information on baking and “canning” breads and cakes in jars has been circulating for at least 25 years and, more recently, has been shared on social ... Learn More
New program assistant to work on farm food safety and integrated pest management. 
New Food and Agriculture program assistant Dan Birnstihl will work on farm food safety and integrated pest management.  He'll collect information on c... Learn More
When we talk about people who are at higher risk of foodborne illness, the groups that often come to mind are small children, elderly people, people w... Learn More


Done correctly, canning, freezing and drying fresh food from your own garden or purchased locally can be a good investment. Learn More
Cleaning and sanitizing best management practices for food contact surfaces are essential steps in keeping food safe to eat. Implementing routine clea... Learn More
Selling Homemade Food Products in New Hampshire- Five Part Fact Sheet Series Learn More
When is a Commercial Kitchen Food License Required?

Selling Homestead Food Products in New Hampshire

Sta... Learn More
When is a Class H Homestead License Required (Non- Exempt)

Selling Homestead Food Products in New Hampshire

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Starting a homemade food business is a dream of many home cooks. Beginning small, in your own kitchen, with shelf-stable baked goods and other allowed... Learn More